The Morning Rant

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I'm old enough to remember that during the Cold War years, our media had developed the annoying habit of presenting the "news" precisely the way the USSR would want them to. You could tune to English language broadcasts on shortwave radio from Radio Havana and Radio Moscow and hear the exact same take that you could read in the NY Times or ABC News. It was always so tediously predictable: boo Reagan, he's a bad guy, he's insane, he's a war-monger, the Russians want peace so let's give them everything they want, etc.

That whiny-ass Sting tune from the 80s, Russians, captures this phenomenon perfectly, only he's doing it ironically. If the KGB *paid* Sting to write that crap song, it wouldn't be any different than it actually is.

That was then, this is now.

Trump is being vociferously attacked for calling a virus that orignated in China a Chinese virus. My favorite line is, it's not a Chinese virus, it's a human virus. A lot of social media journalists and other Trump haters are working very hard carrying the ChiCom's water. In fact, there's not a dime's worth of difference between our garbage MSM's coverage of the Wuhan Virus and China's Xinhua News Agency or Global Times right now.

Back in the 80s, it all revolved arounding hating Reagan. And now, it all revolves around hating Trump. Even if it means aiding those who are trying to destroy us.

Just once, I would like to see the MSM actually supporting America instead of acting as propagandists for the other side.

But some things never change.

(h/t John Hayward)




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Focusing On What's *Really* Important:




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The Conserver of Conservatism Keeps It Classy:



And Now Here Comes the "I Was Just Joking" Walk-Back:



To the Rescue!

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Wednesday's celebs: The quintessential 20s flapper chick, Louise Brooks, who starred in the classic film from 1929, Pandora's Box with Francis Lederer. Brooks' movie career fizzled during the 1930s and she eventually slid into alcoholism and prostitution. She had some success as a movie writer when her films were rediscovered in the 1950s.



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Cookie recipe here.

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1 meep

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 11:09 AM (d7Ww2)

2 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:09 AM (zZbCU)

3 Morning Horde

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 11:09 AM (Y4EXg)

4 Hello monkey thread!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 20, 2020 11:10 AM (ExV1e)

5
I'll fetch the otters

Posted by: AltonJackson
and remember that we are not descended from fearful men
at March 20, 2020 11:10 AM (cuot+)

6 Pam Grier and dude.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:10 AM (zZbCU)

7 Pam Grier and some guy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 11:10 AM (YPS70)

8 Pam Grier, yes; and he played the human doctor who had studied on Vulcan.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 20, 2020 11:10 AM (Ejm1K)

9 5
I'll fetch the otters
Posted by: AltonJackson
and remember that we are not descended from fearful men
at March 20, 2020 11:10 AM (cuot+)

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Shh...

It's supposed to be a surprise.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:10 AM (zZbCU)

10 So those cookies SOUND good, but for some reason the picture makes the caramel look gross.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 20, 2020 11:11 AM (FQrF4)

11 That Arnold pic ... hahahahaha

Someone knows Wal-Mart, toilet paper is located on a B aisle.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2020 11:11 AM (tvEuY)

12 Pam Grier

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 11:11 AM (Y4EXg)

13
Uggh. "Kung Fu Panda" with Jack Black. Uggh.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 20, 2020 11:11 AM (pNxlR)

14 I'd like a permanent ban on trans surgeries. No priority for PC bullshit

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 11:12 AM (ONvIw)

15 I was thinking the same thing: they're just repeating the old USSR playbook, running Chinese stories instead of Russian ones.

I never thought of Pam Grier as being particularly beautiful, but she was what they used to call a "handsome" woman; pleasant enough and someone you admired and respected.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:13 AM (KZzsI)

16 Kung Flu Panda! Oh, bother.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at March 20, 2020 11:13 AM (VNfwt)

17 Next time some reporter says it's a human virus, Trump should wheel out a globe and ask them to point to human on it.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 20, 2020 11:13 AM (ExV1e)

18 Chinese Fok Wu Flu

Posted by: Archer at March 20, 2020 11:13 AM (gmo/4)

19
Pam Grier! And Dr. Mbinga.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (pS94+)

20 Who dis? Barack and Mike Obama.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (sLVyZ)

21 She's a whole lotta woman!

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (Izzlo)

22 who dis ?

before and after ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (rpxSz)

23 Joey Bidet can forget where he is or which son is still alive... but Reagan took a nap and it was 24/7 news on how old Reagan was.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (tvEuY)

24 Dihann Carroll and William Marshall?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (2JVJo)

25 In before Banhammer!

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (88+cf)

26 Life-saving trans surgeries?

This is like life-saving breast implants.

If you're gonna be put in a position of prioritizing trans surgery, it should be done on a gurney in the parking lot with a Sawzall.

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (8erNz)

27 23 Joey Bidet can forget where he is or which son is still alive... but Reagan took a nap and it was 24/7 news on how old Reagan was.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (tvEuY)


Ronald Reagan with full dementia was lights ahead of Biden in intelligence and common sense.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (pS94+)

28 Hiya Jordan!

How's the east side of the state?

I went for a walk downtown during my lunch break yesterday. It was surreal. Nothing was open. no stores, or restaurants, no coffee shops, the Pike Place Market was shut down. The Aquarium and the waterfront were shut down.

It's only a matter of time before people start losing their shit and something bad happens. like a shooting.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (d7Ww2)

29 My my, Little Rick Wilson is quite the Internet Tough Guy, isn't he? Wonder if he is such a macho man up close and personal?

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (90T4r)

30 Who Her is Pam Grier

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (iTXRQ)

31 Jackie Brown and Jim Brown!

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (WqPYg)

32 The Holocaust wasn't really Nazi mass murder, it was human mass murder.

Oops, Godwined. Better self-isolate.

Posted by: a.moron at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (tu3iY)

33 21 She's a whole lotta woman!
Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (Izzlo)

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Based on the picture though, 75% of that is hair.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (CAJOC)

34 Pam Grier, yes; and he played the human doctor who had studied on Vulcan.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 20, 2020 11:10 AM (Ejm1K)


Dr M'Benga.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (2JVJo)

35 I never thought of Pam Grier as being particularly beautiful, but she was what they used to call a "handsome" woman; pleasant enough and someone you admired and respected.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:13 AM (KZzsI)


Right. There's a difference between "beautiful" and "sexy". Lots of overlap, of course, but a woman doesn't have to be drop-dead gorgeous to be sexy. I think Pam is *extremely* sexy.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (juqNl)

36 Jesus...

Cuomo just offered to fund equipment purchase and start up of PPE supplies and pay a premium to purchase the products.

They are going to get fucked properly.

Posted by: jwest at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (mrrpT)

37 William Marshall was one of my favorite black actors, I wish he'd gotten more work. Awesome voice, great presence, always entertaining.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (KZzsI)

38
Oh, yes, delayed "transition" surgeries really are the cruelest burden of this shitshow! How stupid of us to forget!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (pNxlR)

39 Ben Vereen?

Posted by: dantesed at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (88xKn)

40 Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye.

Posted by: BignJames at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (X/Pw5)

41 Foxy Cleopatra, baby!

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (iTXRQ)

42 Pam Grier and Booker Bradshaw.

Posted by: Captain Ned at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (XIfux)

43 Is she a Rondell?

Posted by: eleven at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (Qf83p)

44 Pam Grier has " striking" looks. No, really.

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (90T4r)

45 #BeDeadInAFire Rick.

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (WqPYg)

46 One thing that peeves me to no end is the number of pictures food bloggers post of their product before you get to the recipe. 13 in the recipe above.

I always bless the folks that have the 'skip directly to recipe' button on the page.

Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (L3Rsz)

47 And as far as The Wick Rilson -

I'm not saying that I encourage a very large man to show up at that asshole's house and introduce his head to the business end of a baseball bat. . .

But I am saying that I would certainly spring bail money for anybody who was so inclined.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (2JVJo)

48 So Gavin Newsom is kicking around the idea of imposing martial law, but Trump's the wannabe dictator. Right.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (PO/+3)

49 Vice is a train wreck.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (hYcqw)

50 "...last Spring a Chinese researcher at the University of Manitoba raised eyebrows for her twice yearly trips to the Wuhan lab and the transfer of biological samples to China during at least one such trip, in March 2019. She and her husband, along with their entourage of Chinese students, were subsequently expelled from the Winnipeg lab in July."

https://tinyurl.com/rvd6agn

CBC, Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng lab removal article:
https://tinyurl.com/uk6msw4

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (WrOkn)

51 I'm not outraged, Rick. I just think you're an asshole.

Posted by: Vanya at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (ioTA8)

52 Who Dis? Rosie Grier and Jim Brown.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (sLVyZ)

53 It's only a matter of time before people start losing their shit and something bad happens. like a shooting.

There aren't even enough people on the street to manage a decent mugging career.

Around here basically each homeless gets a BART car to themselves.

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (8erNz)

54 Sting in that song, yeah typical Leftist.

"Mr. Khrushchev says he will bury you, I don't subscribe to that point of view."

Listen you Harkonnen scum I don't care what you 'feel' reality says other wise.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2020 11:17 AM (tvEuY)

55 I just got my HR magazine (I know, don't ask) from the pre-Kung Flu era. The HR priorities were "inclusivity," toxic talk, social responsibility. It would be nice to see this shit go on the back burner in the face of 25% decline in economic output and mass unemployment. Men are going to be feeling this economic downturn much more than women, and if they have any testosterone left, they'll be armed for bear.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 20, 2020 11:17 AM (DY3v8)

56 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 20, 2020 11:17 AM (arJlL)

57 Hey, hey, it's the Monkee!

Posted by: Emmie at March 20, 2020 11:17 AM (ouBhA)

58 52 Who Dis? Rosie Grier and Jim Brown.

Dude, wrong Grier. No knitting.

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2020 11:17 AM (8erNz)

59 I think Pam is *extremely* sexy.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (juqNl)
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Damn straight. Especially #6.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (hYcqw)

60 I really can't believe we are going to destroy our economy with with fewer than two hundred deaths.


It's literally inconceivable that this is happening.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (FVrDO)

61 Is it wrong for me to wish Rick Wilson ends up in the morbid column when the final totals for this virus are tabulated?

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (ch6++)

62 New York state is now closed.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (ZLI7S)

63 It's not Lt. Uhura.

Posted by: eleven at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (Qf83p)

64
Booker Bradshaw.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (pS94+)

65 Now we have until July 15 to FILE those taxes and pay..hurrah!

Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (L3Rsz)

66 "Fake outrage," says the guy whose never stopped being outraged at Trump and conservatives.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (Eicbe)

67 I thought the trannies surgery tweet was a joke. Then I saw it was from Vice.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (FQrF4)

68 It’s outrageous that selfish bigots with life-threatening infections are displacing stunning and brave trans people waiting for cosmetic surgery. We need a moratorium on treating straight white cismales who have covid-19 until this injustice is addressed.
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I hope this person was being ironic.

I hope.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (Eicbe)

69 42 Pam Grier and Booker Bradshaw.
Posted by: Captain Ned at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (XIfux)


Ding ding! Winner!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (juqNl)

70 William Marshall was one of my favorite black actors, I wish he'd gotten more work. Awesome voice, great presence, always entertaining.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (KZzsI)


Agreed. Probably one of the best actors ever to appear on Star Trek; I think only Nimoy had the chops to go scene-for-scene with him. It was a shame he's only really known for Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (2JVJo)

71 62 New York state is now closed.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (ZLI7S)

Is there a moose?? There needs to be a Moose, or it's not official.

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (90T4r)

72 17
Next time some reporter says it's a human virus, Trump should wheel out a globe and ask them to point to human on it.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 20, 2020 11:13 AM (ExV1e)

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Isn't there a Human Province in China?

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (WqPYg)

73 Paging Rick Wilson! Paging Rick Wilson!

These dicks aren't going to suck themselves.

Posted by: Rest Stop Glory Hole - still open for business! at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (ABjxW)

74 Wife says the gas stations in Warsaw, Indiana are not taking cash. Credit Card only.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Omega Kid, O-Positive at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (Vy7tf)

75 Those cookies, wow.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (wiXsO)

76 I'm not going to type what Rick Wilson deserves, but I'm sure Iblis is taking notes.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (ykYG2)

77 I'm not saying that I encourage a very large man to show up at that asshole's house and introduce his head to the business end of a baseball bat. . .

They'd have to pull his head out of his ass first, and there's no guarantee on which end the brain will be in.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (SchxB)

78 Rick Wilson can fuck right off, and so can John Legend's four-mouthed whore wife.

I'm up to here with their nasty, evil bullshit.

Yeah, I'm in a mood today.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (ptqGC)

79 67 I thought the trannies surgery tweet was a joke. Then I saw it was from Vice.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (FQrF4)

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A window into the mindset of the trans movement.

Literally nothing is more important to them than trans issues. Literally nothing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (zZbCU)

80 62 New York state is now closed.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (ZLI7S)

Stay home New Yorkers! They did get 48h notice

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (ONvIw)

81 Great, Cuomo just closed down NY State/NYC to all non-essential business.


THIS IS MADNESS!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (FVrDO)

82 "It's not a Chinese virus! It's a human virus!"

So if some restaurant says they're serving human food, relax! It's just orange chicken!

Posted by: Ted K. at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (xPYsj)

83 55 I just got my HR magazine (I know, don't ask) from the pre-Kung Flu era. The HR priorities were "inclusivity," toxic talk, social responsibility. It would be nice to see this shit go on the back burner in the face of 25% decline in economic output and mass unemployment. Men are going to be feeling this economic downturn much more than women, and if they have any testosterone left, they'll be armed for bear.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 20, 2020 11:17 AM (DY3v


Yes, now is the time to focus on the really important stuff, like how calling it a Chinese virus is racist.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (juqNl)

84 Powerline - John Hinderaker: Stop the insanity
https://tinyurl.com/u4gag2g

As he wonders will we see more suicides from being bankrupt and broken by a 2nd Great Depression than possible Wuhan Flu deaths?

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (ZCEU2)

85 46 One thing that peeves me to no end is the number of pictures food bloggers post of their product before you get to the recipe. 13 in the recipe above.

I always bless the folks that have the 'skip directly to recipe' button on the page.
Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (L3Rsz)

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Not only the pictures, but they all seem to have a long story they want to tell before getting to the recipe.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (CAJOC)

86 62 New York state is now closed.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (ZLI7S)


Means us here in New England are trapped. Can't go anywhere by land without traveling either through New York or Canada.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (kUmUV)

87 Pam Grier is full on rowr

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (l4C/z)

88 Sheesh, read the wiki article about her relationship with Lew Alcindor. It's a wild ending.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (cfSLd)

89 50 "...last Spring a Chinese researcher at the University of Manitoba raised eyebrows for her twice yearly trips to the Wuhan lab and the transfer of biological samples to China during at least one such trip, in March 2019.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (WrOkn)


Raised eyebrows, eh? And they just let her do it and delayed their response until it was too late to stop it.

Posted by: Emmie at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (ouBhA)

90 I just wish that Rick Wilson receives all the ill he wishes upon others.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (tvEuY)

91 There should only be busty pictures of Pam Greer.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (Eicbe)

92 and if they [men] have any testosterone left, they'll be armed for bear.

I still have some condoms . . .

Posted by: Leonardo DiCaprio at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (ykYG2)

93 Just got back from a Walmart in southern AZ, where I went to pick up some groceries earlier this a.m. Place was packed, before 7 in the morning. Lots of empty shelves, and limits on what you could buy. I did manage to snag a 12-pack of TP, just because I happened to be standing near the empty paper aisle when I saw a stock clerk headed towards it with some TP.

What a nightmare this is becoming. I don't know what kind of spike we'll see in virus deaths, but I'd be surprised if we don't also see a spike in suicide deaths too, because people are getting very stressed by this shit.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (k4dH2)

94 New York state is now closed.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (ZLI7S)
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Out of curiosity because I haven't been following the NY outbreak closely, where is the problem? Is it downstate only, or is it also upstate/central/southern tier? Because if it is only downstate (which would not surprise me), then most of the state (geographically) is being punished because of it.

I mention this only because it is a smaller-scale version of what a national lockdown that these governors will be agitating for will be.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (hYcqw)

95 Does Rick Wilson talk shit like that to people in person?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (5IbVn)

96 That Rick Wilson fellow has some awesome twitter muscles.

Posted by: BluesFish at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (qXLLv)

97 Basically what has to happen is that this now has to be federalized.


The President needs to invoke the Posse Comitatas Act.


Send troops into the states to seize control governmental apparatuses.


Order the states to open for business.


Use military bases for diagnosis triage and quarantine.


Get control of this situation because you have blue state and some red state governors issuing ELE orders that are going to crater this nation.


Over literally less than 200 deaths.


Madness.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (FVrDO)

98 Yeah, now convinced this s an Ecnomic Warfare op underway.

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (90T4r)

99 Elections May Have To Change During The Coronavirus Outbreak.





The first mention of delaying the election in November and the coronavirus will become a complete nothingburger

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (YPS70)

100 Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (d7Ww2)

Hi nurse! I sent my husband a picture of the parking garage this morning. It's always packed but now it's about 1/3 full. Flights are going out with less than 10 people on them. I'm going out to the commissary this weekend, hopefully they've restocked. Last week there were bare shelves everywhere.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (FQrF4)

101 It was a shame he's only really known for Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream.

Blacula was pretty badass, though

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (KZzsI)

102 The only surgery that should be performed on "trans" people is a cabesaectome.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (o2MD2)

103 I hope this person was being ironic.

I hope.
Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (Eicbe)

It is definitely sarcasm. "Stunning and brave" is the tell.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (PO/+3)

104 Is there a moose?? There needs to be a Moose, or it's not official.
Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM


Moose is closed, too. Absence of a moose out front should've told you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (ejd/p)

105 The thing about Chinese virus?

You're hungry for more virus half an hour laterI'llbe hereallweek.

Posted by: eleven at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (Qf83p)

106 What do you feel like tonight, Chinese?

Naw. I think we should go out for Human.

Posted by: Grizzly Bears at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (ABjxW)

107 To Serve Human

"It's a cookbook!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (tvEuY)

108 Rick Wilson can fuck right off, and so can John Legend's four-mouthed whore wife.

I'm up to here with their nasty, evil bullshit.

Yeah, I'm in a mood today.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (ptqGC)
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Why does Legend need a four-mouthed wife? Does he have four johnsons?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (hYcqw)

109 >>Means us here in New England are trapped. Can't go anywhere by land without traveling either through New York or Canada.

Well you can leave by boat but you would need to know someone with a boat.

I accept gold.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)

110 Raised eyebrows, eh? And they just let her do it and delayed their response until it was too late to stop it.
Posted by: Emmie at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (ouBhA)

Maybe they paid people off. Lieber got 50k a month and 158k "living expenses". They should have been hanged, not allowed to leave

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (ONvIw)

111 New York state is now closed.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (ZLI7S)


PA is supposed to follow suit by 8:00 tonight I believe.

Anyone here who didn't read JJ's link to how CNN treated Obama's swine flu outbreak, vs. the Yellow Peril, needs to read it stat. After the gorilla, of course.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (ptqGC)

112 All Cuomo needed was the reported death of the NBC worker due to, supposedly, WuFlu.

Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (L3Rsz)

113 That Rick Wilson seems like a really well balanced, thoughtful, and civil NeverTrumper.

I hope French, Goldberg, et al are proud to have him as one of their brothers in arms.

Folks on the left are fond of demanding that all conservatives must own anything that someone on the right says, or at the very least actively and publicly disavow it.

Anything, Jonah, David? Crickets?

Posted by: RM at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (U3LtS)

114 81 Great, Cuomo just closed down NY State/NYC to all non-essential business.


THIS IS MADNESS!
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (FVrDO)


Just came home with a two week supply of cat food. Thank goodness.

This is now a fake crisis to crash the economy. More convinced than ever.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (pS94+)

115 So, are we past the panic buying and selling of the market?

Is that too much to hope for?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (zZbCU)

116 Why does Legend need a four-mouthed wife? Does he have four johnsons?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (hYcqw)


Dammit. Even my fingers are angry.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (ptqGC)

117 Channing Tatum and Carol Channing?

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (87EdW)

118 >>Out of curiosity because I haven't been following the NY outbreak closely, where is the problem? Is it downstate only, or is it also upstate/central/southern tier? Because if it is only downstate (which would not surprise me), then most of the state (geographically) is being punished because of it.

It's been located in a number of places around the state but NYC and some of the surrounding areas like New Rochelle are the real hot spots right now.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (ZLI7S)

119 107 To Serve Human

"It's a cookbook!"
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (tvEuY)


Hunan...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (pS94+)

120 They Pam Grier and Booker Bradshaw starred together in "Coffy", I love those 70's blaxploitation flix. Big Bad Whitey is always behind all the evil.

and the theme songs! "Coffy is the Color of your Skin...." (yes, that's how it began)

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (V2Yro)

121 Does Rick Wilson talk shit like that to people in person?

A little guy like that, I seriously doubt it. He's the guy that only talks like that when in a crowd of his friends or with bodyguards, smirking behind them at you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (KZzsI)

122 Aretha Franklin and Isaac Hayes.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (HaL55)

123 New York now closed

Welcome to the party pal
Signed
Pennsylvania and the Republic of New Jersey

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (ZCEU2)

124 I think I get what Wilson intended. He thinks (outrage?) that Trump hasn't done enough to stop the spread of the virus, and so that it is more fitting that Melania's tag is #BeInfected rather than #BeBest.

That's nice. He tears down conservatives over what they say--he's become, as far as I can see--a standard liberal and intentions aren't allowed--because their FUCKING PSYCHIC!

Conservatives don't get a second chance, asshole. Don't expect one from us.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (Eicbe)

125 108 Rick Wilson can fuck right off, and so can John Legend's four-mouthed whore wife.

I'm up to here with their nasty, evil bullshit.

Yeah, I'm in a mood today.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (ptqGC)
++++++++++++++
Why does Legend need a four-mouthed wife? Does he have four johnsons?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (hYcqw)


I saw that, and went right to Rule 34.

Posted by: Roy at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (ABjxW)

126 To Serve Human

"It's a cookbook!"
Posted by: Anna Puma


It's a community service booklet!

"101 Ways To Serve Your Fellow Man"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (sLVyZ)

127 114 81 Great, Cuomo just closed down NY State/NYC to all non-essential business.


THIS IS MADNESS!
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (FVrDO)


Just came home with a two week supply of cat food. Thank goodness.

This is now a fake crisis to crash the economy. More convinced than ever.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (pS94+)

That is what I think too.

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (90T4r)

128 Colorado is sure to close down this weekend. The skiing areas were hotspots for this thing as ghbucky informed us.

Sucks, because after the blizzard we had, this weekend would have been AWESOME.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (ykYG2)

129 Pond scum would be insulted to hear Rick "Who" Wilson described as pond scum.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (Uu+Jp)

130
...
Get control of this situation because you have blue state and some red state governors issuing ELE orders that are going to crater this nation.
...
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (FVrDO)
++++++++++++++
What is an "ELE order?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

131 We gonna take a looks at every House members stock activity?


Or are we just going with an attempt by the left to seize the Senate?

Maybe look at the Dem gov of NC too since he would appoint any replacement for Burr.


Nah?

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (fNWtj)

132 Means us here in New England are trapped. Can't go anywhere by land without traveling either through New York or Canada.

Greenland. Think about it!

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (CDGwz)

133 Wilson wasn't born, he was extruded through a rat's ass.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (o2MD2)

134 I made the classic fiscal "screw-up" just over a year ago.

Left my cash in the bank in a simple savings account, while I pondered the market and studied possible investment strategies.

Paralysis by analysis.

Cash. A goodly sum, at that.

/fiscal genius one lucky S.O.B.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (QzJWU)

135 All Cuomo needed was the reported death of the NBC worker due to, supposedly, WuFlu.


Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (L3Rsz)


Al Roker died?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (ptqGC)

136 Well you can leave by boat but you would need to know someone with a boat.
I accept gold.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)


You planning to overland that boat up here? We have a lake where the other side is either New York or Canada, and a river where the other side is New Hampshire.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (kUmUV)

137 And regarding the sexiness factor of Pam Grier, I think we can partially crediting Roger Corman for helping to establish that.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (ch6++)

138 New York state is now closed.


Borders closed? For reelz?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (gd9RK)

139
Agreed. Probably one of the best actors ever to appear on Star Trek; I think only Nimoy had the chops to go scene-for-scene with him. It was a shame he's only really known for Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Demetrius and the Gladiators

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (aKsyK)

140 124 I think I get what Wilson intended. He thinks (outrage?) that Trump hasn't done enough to stop the spread of the virus, and so that it is more fitting that Melania's tag is #BeInfected rather than #BeBest.

That's nice. He tears down conservatives over what they say--he's become, as far as I can see--a standard liberal and intentions aren't allowed--because their FUCKING PSYCHIC!

Conservatives don't get a second chance, asshole. Don't expect one from us.
Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (Eicbe)

=========

That's his ex post facto excuse. If he had meant that originally, he would have made mention of the #BeBest slogan.

Instead he just made #BeInfected because that's what he actually wants.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (zZbCU)

141 China threatens Canada:

"Because of the strained relationship between the two countries, and this case at the lab, Chinese-Canadian researchers and academics are starting to worry they may be singled out and targeted, Wang said.

"Certain assumptions are made or their loyalty to Canada is questioned in any way. And as multicultural as we are in Canada, we don't want to see that." "


https://tinyurl.com/y5lmdnx5

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (WrOkn)

142 LMFAO at whomever created this market ticker site using the "money printer goes brrrr" meme. Hilarious. You can check any index and symbol. Worth the look for a laugh.

https://brrr.money/

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (MRjKr)

143 Wow, astonishing how one woman's look can morph from pic to pic. Foxy Brown has got it goin' on.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (kgQKM)

144 I love those 70's blaxploitation flix. Big Bad Whitey is always behind all the evil.

The film Undercover Brother was a great send up and homage to those films. Lots of fun.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (KZzsI)

145 +
You have BETRAYED the conservative cause to join the media's constant, ubiquitous de-rigor slur of conservatives.

FOAD.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (Eicbe)

146 We gonna take a looks at every House members stock activity?

No, that would be inside information!

Posted by: Congress at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (CDGwz)

147 109 >>Means us here in New England are trapped. Can't go anywhere by land without traveling either through New York or Canada.

Well you can leave by boat but you would need to know someone with a boat.

I accept gold.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)

Would we get lost if we go with you?

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (90T4r)

148 Some back stage worker at 30 Rock.

Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (L3Rsz)

149 37
William Marshall was one of my favorite black actors, I wish he'd gotten
more work. Awesome voice, great presence, always entertaining.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (KZzsI)

________


I'm reading Sydney Poitier's "The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography" right now. Very bright guy. He's still young and a Lefty (as young blacks back then were wont to be) but had tremendous personal virtue, dignity, and principles.

I'm hoping as I hear him get older he becomes less politically radical with increasing wisdom. Nonetheless, a very interesting young life to this point.

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (WqPYg)

150 Past the part of panic? When Newsom is saying 1/2 of all Californians are going to get it?
We haven't even started The panic

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (ZCEU2)

151 Should be "Kung Flu Panda-mic."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (E+OcO)

152 Basically what has to happen is that this now has to be federalized.


The President needs to invoke the Posse Comitatas Act.


Send troops into the states to seize control governmental apparatuses.


Order the states to open for business.


Use military bases for diagnosis triage and quarantine.


Get control of this situation because you have blue state and some red state governors issuing ELE orders that are going to crater this nation.


Over literally less than 200 deaths.


Madness.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (FVrDO)


Agreed. People need to contact the White House about this deliberate cratering of the economy. I'm sure PDT is smart enough to know his enemies are using this crisis as a pretext to destroy his work, but hearing from Joe and Jane Sixpack, in yuge numbers, can't hurt.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (2JVJo)

153 To meep or not to meep; that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous ACME contraptions, or to take arms against a wily coyote, and by opposing end them.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (NWiLs)

154 OK, so China is reopening up for business.

US Politicians are shutting us down totally.

Yeah, this is going to play out well.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (NgKpN)

155 Why does Legend need a four-mouthed wife? Does he have four johnsons?

Allegedly 5. And his pants fit like a glove.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (SchxB)

156 New York state is now closed.
----
Blow the bridges. Flood the tunnels.

Posted by: BluesFish at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (qXLLv)

157 Over literally less than 200 deaths.

Madness.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (FVrDO)


Nitpick: Death toll is now at 206.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (juqNl)

158 I've been trying to patronize my local businesses/restaurants. Called one last night to place a carry out order and the owner answered the phone. She said she can't afford to staff the place as they are only getting a very few calls a day.

Thanked me and asked that I not forget them when the world goes back to normal.

I don't think they are going to make it intact to the other side.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (Y4EXg)

159 Means us here in New England are trapped.

Second look at the British Commonwealth?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (ykYG2)

160 YOU CANNOT CLOSE DOWN THE NATION TO ECONOMIC ACTIVITY!!!!!


This is fucking insanity!!!

Even if there were thousands of deaths.


What the fuck are we doing?


We are intentionally plunging ourselves into a cataclysm.


Trump needs to stop this shit and stop it now before it's too late.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (FVrDO)

161 Our entire county here in East Texas, with a population of 230,000 is now almost completely shut down. There have been 5 cases in our county, total. No new cases today.

I wonder how everyone is going to react after two weeks of kicking everyone out of their jobs, and the number of cases here is still less than 10.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (V2Yro)

162
I love those 70's blaxploitation flix. Big Bad Whitey is always behind all the evil.





And that's gone from silly movies to today's propaganda

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (YPS70)

163 Yeah, now convinced this s an Ecnomic Warfare op underway.

Yup.

#CancelChina

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (HaL55)

164 157 Over literally less than 200 deaths.

Madness.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (FVrDO)

Nitpick: Death toll is now at 206.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (juqNl)


What's the Dow Jones death toll?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (pS94+)

165 Willowed
While in outbuilding had Mike Gallagher on, he had some infection disease professor who of course is warning of the worst of the worst possible scenario where 1/2 of the country has the Wuhan Flu and we might have to self quarantine for a year and a half.

Just shoot me now as I will be starving and broke by then not to mention worn out fighting off scavengers daily.
Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:12 AM

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (ZCEU2)

166 150 Past the part of panic? When Newsom is saying 1/2 of all Californians are going to get it?
We haven't even started The panic
Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (ZCEU2)

===========

Posit:

Government action is a trailing indicator of things, not a leading indicator. The government is now entering the hysteria stage the public was at a week or two ago.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (zZbCU)

167 156 New York state is now closed.
----
Blow the bridges. Flood the tunnels.
Posted by: BluesFish at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (qXLLv)

Some in Sussex county suggested this already

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (ONvIw)

168 Our fat-assed mayor has ordered all the bars that don't serve food here to close, and is limiting the number of people who can eat in any restaurants that are still open.

And the mayor of Tybee Island has closed the public beaches. So, if I wanted to drive out and take a long walk on the beach and get some fresh sea air, I can't.

Brian Kemp had better not even think of ordering all "non-essential" businesses to close.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (ptqGC)

169 When his time comes Rick Wilson will die entirely alone and in great and horrible pain and fear.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (Uu+Jp)

170 I accept gold.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)

Would we get lost if we go with you?
Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (90T4r)


Don't pay the ferry man until he gets you to the other side.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (kUmUV)

171 Hi Nurse, Hi Jordan

Halfway between the two of you and all seems quiet here. Since CA went full fascist yesterday I wonder how long it'll take Idiot Inslee to follow suit?
OR, I'm sure is salivating at the prospect.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (TYQsd)

172 52
Who Dis? Rosie Grier and Jim Brown.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 11:16 AM (sLVyZ)

________


LOL. Wish I'd thought of that.

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (WqPYg)

173 Kung Flu Panda-Emic

Posted by: Hall Dall MD at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (R8Txa)

174 Means us here in New England are trapped. Can't go anywhere by land without traveling either through New York or Canada.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (kUmUV)

why in the hell would you want to leave VT ?

you should stay just where you are

and don't get any ideas about coming thru the Berkshires

Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (rpxSz)

175 film Undercover Brother was a great send up and homage to those films.

Was it as good as I'm Gonna Git You Sucka?

"We used to call her Hot Chocolate. Warm skin... you know she use to do this thing with her mou-"
"That's my MOTHER, man!"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (ykYG2)

176 >>Would we get lost if we go with you?

No.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (ZLI7S)

177 Love that pic of the St Bernards.

Posted by: Vic at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (mpXpK)

178 By the way, all these rescue links in the sidebar have screwed up my life.

We have four, two pairs older and younger. The older pair basically took over when they moved in, the female is separation-anxiety central, has destroyed the door casings in our bedroom when we lock them up, done a pretty fair job on the doors and window trim too. We've probably got $20K in damage and paintwork around here from them. Big boy is a pure couch potato who can be out the window killing a raccoon before you even knew one was in the yard.

The younger pair had/have different glitches. Little rat-terrier boy is a burrowing dog and will still occasionally snap if you try to get him out from under the covers on the bed. Little (not so little anymore) bulldog is terrified of loud noises and sometimes of the elder female who's basically alpha in the pack.

Play behavior: the elder two will play very aggressively and always have, they've been together since puppyhood. The little boy will join in and the elder female kinda likes him, big boy wishes he'd go away but never does anything about it. I can see the 'oh no, here comes Paolo' look on his face.

Little two play routinely. The only two that don't really factor into a play combination are the females.

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (8erNz)

179 You guys will get a kick out of this. We had neutering surgery scheduled next week for our young lab. The vet hospital just called me and said they needed to reschedule because "The government has ordered us to stop elective surgeries.". But they could do it the week after. I called bullshit and asked for a link to any government order to stop elective surgeries on animals. Especially one that only stopped them for week and then its totally cool to do them the week after. Shockingly, they couldn't provide any evidence of an order that doesn't exist. So, I LOLGF'ed them and cancelled the surgery entirely. Benny has the last laugh.

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (sjdRT)

180 I thought I'd lay this down here.

I went through the latest numbers and as of 8:00 AM PST:


USA has 14,437 CHINESE CORONA VIRUS CASES.
13 COUNTRIES OF THE EU (NOT ALL OF THE COUNTIES IN THE EU) HAVE A COMBINED TOTAL OF 194,584 CHINESE CORONA VIRUS CASES.
The USA has more people than the 13 countries I reviewed.
So in summation Orange Man Bad POTUS Trump is MORE THAN THIRTEEN TIMES better in his response than all the other 13 countries' leaders. But he is the guy that screwed up according the imbeciles in the media. And the numbers for deaths from CHINESE CORONA VIRUS IS EVEN MORE IN FAVOR OF TRUMP.

COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT FROM THE STUPID LYING MEDIA.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (pw+jk)

181 When his time comes Rick Wilson will die entirely alone and in great and horrible pain and fear.

And the cats won't even nibble on him. Because cats have cat style.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (tvEuY)

182 Cuomo..."100% of workers must stay home. Your actions affect my health."

Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (L3Rsz)

183 i wish i had been taking the monopoly cards from safeway.....i'd have something to do.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (0O7c5)

184 Rick Wilson is typical Internet Tough Guy, talking shit from the safety of his keyboard.

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (iTXRQ)

185 And the mayor of Tybee Island has closed the public beaches. So, if I wanted to drive out and take a long walk on the beach and get some fresh sea air, I can't.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

So, what happens when enough people say "fuck this shit" and go for a walk anyway?

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (d7Ww2)

186 Anyone here who didn't read JJ's link to how CNN treated Obama's swine flu outbreak, vs. the Yellow Peril, needs to read it stat. After the gorilla, of course.

Posted by: Jane D'oh


No one said "boo" until we passed 1,000 dead.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (sLVyZ)

187 The film Undercover Brother was a great send up and homage to those films. Lots of fun.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (KZzsI)


You need to watch Black Dynamite.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (juqNl)

188 Thanked me and asked that I not forget them when the world goes back to normal.

I don't think they are going to make it intact to the other side.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (Y4EXg)
++++++++++++++
I did the same to a local Italian joint. When I went to pick up, I asked about business. She said, "bad. We're running minimum staff to get orders out, but there aren't many. Some of our regulars like you are buying and we're doing a lot of marketing, but it doesn't look good."

Place has been in business, in that spot, for 43 years. I hope they can come back. They're a "pillar of the community" kind of place - family business, big employer of local high schoolers, always available for some fundraising event, etc.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (hYcqw)

189 >>> Means us here in New England are trapped. Can't go anywhere by land without traveling either through New York or Canada.

New England has lots of paper mills.

Posted by: fluffy at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (dCRRg)

190 160 YOU CANNOT CLOSE DOWN THE NATION TO ECONOMIC ACTIVITY!!!!!
This is fucking insanity!!!
Even if there were thousands of deaths.
What the fuck are we doing?
We are intentionally plunging ourselves into a cataclysm.
Trump needs to stop this shit and stop it now before it's too late.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (FVrDO)

He can't. Because of the Impeachment fiasco and the upcoming election, he's got to be at the head of this. He has no choice, to do anything else is to lose everything.

Our only thin hope is to go full socialist and pump out $5 or $6 Trillion in free money to keep things going until this blows over. And yeah, there will be hellacious consequences to that, too.

We're all at the top of a set of Class 5 rapids in a leaky canoe, and no way to get to shore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (V2Yro)

191 the rick "pimp feets dad" wilson

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (0O7c5)

192 182 Cuomo..."100% of workers must stay home. Your actions affect my health."
Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:29 AM (L3Rsz)

Seriously? His health?

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (ONvIw)

193 Why aren't we having a "China collusion" investigation of Congress RIGHT NOW?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (WdocV)

194 Pam Grier, it's like her boobies never stopped growing.

Posted by: Kat_man at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (LQ7+y)

195 why in the hell would you want to leave VT ?

you should stay just where you are

and don't get any ideas about coming thru the Berkshires
Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM (rpxSz)


Everything that comes into these states passes through New York. Want to bet that in the eyes of New York all that traffic is non-essential.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (kUmUV)

196 154 OK, so China is reopening up for business.

US Politicians are shutting us down totally.

Yeah, this is going to play out well.
Posted by: Romeo13 at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (NgKpN)

Using the Ugar Muslims to work in the factories. I'll check next week for analysis of traffic reports, smog reports, and other satellite data.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (MRjKr)

197 "Certain assumptions are made or their loyalty to Canada is questioned in any way. And as multicultural as we are in Canada, we don't want to see that." "
___________________

Words that need to be stricken forever from our vocabulary, and anyone speaking or writing them again drawn and quartered:

--multicultural
--diverse, diversity
--inclusive
--raaaaaaaacist
--tolerant, tolerance
--cultural appropriation
--woke

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (k4dH2)

198 yeah, Mister Big was white in IGGYS, too. Just some tubby avuncular businessman type. Obviously not a crime lord. But it's the one you least expect!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (ykYG2)

199 Dihann Carroll and William Marshall?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020


*
*

"I do not know how to get to the ONT, Kirk. I really . . . do not know.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (Ejm1K)

200 More Cuomo: "There is a social compact that we have...we must make society safe for everyone."

Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (L3Rsz)

201 123 New York now closed

Welcome to the party pal
Signed
Pennsylvania and the Republic of New Jersey
Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (ZCEU2)

Here, hold my Chardonay

Posted by: Calif at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (NgKpN)

202 That's his ex post facto excuse. If he had meant that originally, he would have made mention of the #BeBest slogan.

Instead he just made #BeInfected because that's what he actually wants.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (zZbCU)
---
Sometimes it's better to make the argument that you have the least hindrance to make. So he said he "intended something else": Waaa. Conservatives constantly get pounced upon for what they SAY--or worse for what some other conservative somewhere else in the conservative spectrum SAID.

Does he really thing that his ridiculous ridicule of the conservatives criticism of the elite is what they intended to say?

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (Eicbe)

203 Think I'll trip over to Great Barrington to see how crazy it is

Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (rpxSz)

204 Well, it's official. I just got laid off. My shitty company wasn't prepared for a lean month or two. They have no one to handle what I do. Fuck...

Posted by: Timon at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (dKm4U)

205 Rick Wilson sure can project, can't he?
I think he needs a nice surprise...

Posted by: The Otter at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (t41dG)

206 60
I really can't believe we are going to destroy our economy with with fewer than two hundred deaths.





It's literally inconceivable that this is happening.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:18 AM (FVrDO)

__________


I keep pinching myself to try and wake up from this nightmare, but all I've got is a bunch of bruises. Is this going to be the norm every fucking flu season from now on?
Insanity fever -- catch it!

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 11:31 AM (WqPYg)

207 The Democrat party better hope this Kung Flu death count really starts taking off soon. All decent people obviously hope for the opposite.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:31 AM (eAZVt)

208 Anyone see that article on Breitbart from Delingpole? Apparently we've known hydroxychloriquine has been effective against coronavirus for years?

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 20, 2020 11:31 AM (3j6F+)

209 158 I've been trying to patronize my local businesses/restaurants. Called one last night to place a carry out order and the owner answered the phone. She said she can't afford to staff the place as they are only getting a very few calls a day.
Thanked me and asked that I not forget them when the world goes back to normal.
I don't think they are going to make it intact to the other side.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (Y4EXg)

My daughter closed our restaurant down yesterday.

We're planning to reopen on Sunday for takeout, but we're scrapping the entire menu and will only have 3 to 4 entree specials. Beef stew, lasagna, chicken pot pie, etc. Things you can't get from the regular chain drive throughs.

Hope it works. Skeleton crew.

Posted by: jwest at March 20, 2020 11:31 AM (mrrpT)

210 164 157 Over literally less than 200 deaths.

Madness.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (FVrDO)

Nitpick: Death toll is now at 206.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (juqNl)


What's the Dow Jones death toll?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (pS94+)

30% mortality, and climbing. There has to be a reckoning for this, for every bastard in government and business who is an operative for the enemy.

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:31 AM (90T4r)

211 That's what he said, yup. I'm sure he meant it in a generalized fashion, though, right?

Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:32 AM (L3Rsz)

212 She's a whole lotta woman!
Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2020 11:14 AM (Izzlo)

Based upon more recent pics, this statement rated: true.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2020 11:32 AM (miJU3)

213 Yeah well, now this is extinction time for me and my job.


Virtually all of the business I do is in CA, TX, IL, NY, PA and NJ.


5 of the six states are shut down to economic activity, which means I will be out of a job within a month if this shit isn't stopped.


I literally have no more words for this.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:32 AM (FVrDO)

214 the big nose gives it away. pam

Posted by: bongo strums at March 20, 2020 11:32 AM (B+t5k)

215 ReComment:
are so sick they need help breathing. They can survive if properly cared for.

Where are the #s for got help breathing, survived and got better?

Posted by: DaveA at March 20, 2020 11:32 AM (FhXTo)

216 While in outbuilding had Mike Gallagher on, he had some infection disease professor who of course is warning of the worst of the worst possible scenario where 1/2 of the country has the Wuhan Flu and we might have to self quarantine for a year and a half.

Just shoot me now as I will be starving and broke by then not to mention worn out fighting off scavengers daily.
Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:12 AM
+++++++++++++++
18 months won't happen. The infrastructure isn't there for it and no one lays in that kind of supply backlog - and even if they did, no one could pay for it. The country will be in ruins long before 18 months elapse. I doubt this can be kept up for much more than one month, let alone a year and a half.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:32 AM (hYcqw)

217 Well, it's official. I just got laid off.
Posted by: Timon

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Ouch! So sorry to hear that Timon.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 11:32 AM (Y4EXg)

218 William Marshall was one of my favorite black actors, I wish he'd gotten more work. Awesome voice, great presence, always entertaining.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (KZzsI)

Agreed. Probably one of the best actors ever to appear on Star Trek; I think only Nimoy had the chops to go scene-for-scene with him. It was a shame he's only really known for Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020


*
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I think he had done some stage work before that, playing Othello. Not sure. But to me he will always be Dr. Richard Daystrom. He was on two episodes of U.N.C.L.E., too, playing two very different characters.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (Ejm1K)

219 Dr M'Benga.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM


Related to my family doctor (and infrequent commenter here) Dr. Mbogo.

Posted by: Gomez Addams at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (DMUuz)

220 What is Biden doing today? Avoiding the cameras if he is smart.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (JRaU+)

221 Everything that comes into these states passes through New York. Want to bet that in the eyes of New York all that traffic is non-essential.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (kUmUV)

dunno, I'm going over to Great Barrington right now

I'm stocked but want to see what;s happening

how are things in area ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (rpxSz)

222 137 And regarding the sexiness factor of Pam Grier, I think we can partially crediting Roger Corman for helping to establish that.
Posted by: Curly Shuffle at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (ch6++)

"The Big Bird Cage" is awesome in all regards! A women's prison in the rice paddies of the Philippines, of course. Clothing optional.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (V2Yro)

223 One of Cumo's charts just now had "Spanish Flu" on it! R A C I S T!

Posted by: dingbat at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (KylN9)

224 I accept gold.
Posted by: JackStraw


I want to be on a tiny boat filled with gold. Is that an iceberg...?

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (CDGwz)

225 Government action is a trailing indicator of things, not a leading indicator. The government is now entering the hysteria stage the public was at a week or two ago.

And these guys are living in fear. They are afraid they'll lose their jobs if they do not seem to be doing enough

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (KZzsI)

226 Our only thin hope is to go full socialist and pump out $5 or $6 Trillion in free money to keep things going until this blows over. And yeah, there will be hellacious consequences to that, too.

And then we'll do it again during the next created panic. I honestly don't have a clue what Trump can do - other than scapegoat a few states (NY, CA) to save the rest.

The next thirty days are going to determine the next twenty years. And I don't have a clue how it'll turn out.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (rIQuo)

227 IS it time to end the 'national emergency' so the money tap to these weasels is turned off? Ugh.

Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:34 AM (L3Rsz)

228 >>Over literally less than 200 deaths.

>>Madness.

If you are looking at the death rate you are looking in the rear view mirror.

On March 3rd NY recorded 3 new cases of Kung Flu. Yesterday they reported 2,950. Plot the trend.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:34 AM (ZLI7S)

229 Trump 2020 - Because there's too many jagoffs that need sporked in the eye-socket for me to get to in person.

Posted by: DaveA at March 20, 2020 11:34 AM (FhXTo)

230 216. Yea. At some point it would be better to just carry on and let the chips fall where they may. 18 months is insanity and would never work anyway.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 20, 2020 11:34 AM (JRaU+)

231 I'd rather talk about Pam Grier's boobahs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

232 It was always a matter of time before Wilson walked back the tweet.


But, then, what was the purpose of the tweet to begin with? (yes, I know the answer)

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 11:34 AM (Ozpxd)

233 Most politicians are complete idiots, and are totally unfit to lead us.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (eAZVt)

234 I've got a dry cough !!

Posted by: Hudson at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (rpxSz)

235 88
Sheesh, read the wiki article about her relationship with Lew Alcindor. It's a wild ending.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 11:20 AM (cfSLd)

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Wow, had never heard (or have since forgotten) that story.

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (WqPYg)

236 We are in a zombie apocalypse scenario just without the zombies

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (ZCEU2)

237 219 Dr M'Benga.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM

Related to my family doctor (and infrequent commenter here) Dr. Mbogo.
Posted by: Gomez Addams at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (DMUuz)

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

Not to be confused with the adult film start Dr. Ima Bangya

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (CAJOC)

238 So, what happens when enough people say "fuck this shit" and go for a walk anyway?

Around here they've 'closed' the parks which just basically means they've put up sawhorses with 'facility closed' signs. Dog walking continues as before.

Oh, and they locked the bathrooms, so the FedEx drivers are gonna have to pee in the bushes.

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (8erNz)

239 I'm supposed to replace my HVAC on April 6th. Hopefully this foolishness won't effect that schedule.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (5IbVn)

240 USA TOTAL CHINA VIRUS COUNT 14,437.

13 COUNTRIES OF THE EU TOTAL CHINESE VIRUS COUNT 194,584.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (pw+jk)

241 An employee of the biotech company at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts is being criminally investigated after she defied the president's travel ban and went to China. Of the 328 confirmed cases of the disease in Massachusetts, 30 percent of them are linked back to Cambridge-based Biogen after several employees at a conference held by the company at the Marriott Long Wharf tested positive for the virus and traveled across the country, further spreading the disease.

Posted by: SMOD at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (3aI0K)

242 Jackstraw,

I don't have much for gold, but I can single hand a sailboat, and cook a gourmet meal in a tiny galley while underway. I also can clean a fish.

need a hand?

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 11:36 AM (d7Ww2)

243 say it don't spray it!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 20, 2020 11:36 AM (0O7c5)

244 Rush is supposed to be back today

Posted by: Yo! at March 20, 2020 11:36 AM (uZuKb)

245 If you are looking at the death rate you are looking in the rear view mirror.
On March 3rd NY recorded 3 new cases of Kung Flu. Yesterday they reported 2,950. Plot the trend.
Posted by: JackStraw


Thank you JackStraw.

Lotsa innumerates looking at the flattish line at the start of the exponential curve and not looking at the brick wall of Italian marble they're driving toward.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 20, 2020 11:36 AM (ykYG2)

246 241 An employee of the biotech company at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts is being criminally investigated after she defied the president's travel ban and went to China. Of the 328 confirmed cases of the disease in Massachusetts, 30 percent of them are linked back to Cambridge-based Biogen after several employees at a conference held by the company at the Marriott Long Wharf tested positive for the virus and traveled across the country, further spreading the disease.
Posted by: SMOD at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (3aI0K)

Down with Massholes!

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 11:36 AM (ONvIw)

247 "The Big Bird Cage" is awesome in all regards! A women's prison in the rice paddies of the Philippines, of course. Clothing optional.


The Phillipines must have given away movie making money in the 70s. I can't recall the Big Bird Cage, but there were a bunch of movies where the white girl and the black girl got locked up in the Phillipines and there were generic revolutionaries in green and the girls had to take outdoor showers.

Good times.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (gd9RK)

248 I'm praying for a backlash against all these jumpy fuckhead politicians in a month or so.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (eAZVt)

249 A lot of my friends are bartenders or other service industry.

They're royally boned right now.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (6FeV1)

250 we're all on the USS Winnow now

Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (rpxSz)

251 Just checking in. I see Sciatica Girl is back and she brought Marsha Brady with her!

Winning!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (dfRN6)

252 244 Rush is supposed to be back today
Posted by: Yo! at March 20, 2020 11:36 AM (uZuKb)


That's good news. I can't stand guest hosts.

Posted by: jwest at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (mrrpT)

253 What's that Lassie? Jackstraw's down the well?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (RD7QR)

254 I'm stocked but want to see what;s happening

how are things in area ?
Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (rpxSz)


We're fine on food for 2 weeks and because it has been a fairly mild winter I've got enough firewood left to heat until it gets warmer without worrying about oil. I may fill up some gas cans this weekend though.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (kUmUV)

255 >>I don't have much for gold, but I can single hand a sailboat, and cook a gourmet meal in a tiny galley while underway. I also can clean a fish.

>>need a hand?

Deal.

Someone's got to sail while I'm drinking all the rum.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:38 AM (ZLI7S)

256 249 A lot of my friends are bartenders or other service industry.

congresspeople in training , dammit !!

Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:38 AM (rpxSz)

257 'I'm old enough to remember that during the Cold War years, our media had developed the annoying habit of presenting the "news" precisely the way the USSR would want them to'

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Amen. When I hear people talking about how much more divisive politics is now or being shocked that the press would take the side of America's enemies I wonder where these people were in the '80s.

The only thing that has changed is that, thanks to the Internet, you don't have to listen to Rush to get the other side of the story.

Posted by: 29Victor at March 20, 2020 11:38 AM (BJKQV)

258 Papers? Where are your papers? I will buy an RV and travel to Montana. Do I need papers?

Posted by: Vasili, One Ping Flu at March 20, 2020 11:38 AM (gmo/4)

259 Hi Horde!

Someone give me some good news, please.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:38 AM (TdMsT)

260 236
We are in a zombie apocalypse scenario just without the zombies

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (ZCEU2)


That's the part they aren't telling us.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 20, 2020 11:38 AM (CQ3Qb)

261 @226

Trump can do what I said to do upstream, invoke posse comitatas, federalize this thing.


Order the states to open for economic business.


Turn military bases into Hospitals, triage and quarantine centers.


Take control, do something!


Because these maniacs are going to destroy this country.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:38 AM (FVrDO)

262 Omg. There are two elderly golfers on the course, standing right next to each other talking.

I'd better alert the scolds at NextDoor.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM (ptqGC)

263 Yes, yes, more cases, but that's only because of more testing. How many are serious or dying? Has that gone up?

Because that's the key. The testing is only revealing what has been around already. Its not a huge sudden rise in cases, its just a huge, sudden rise in identified people.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM (KZzsI)

264 We're fine on food for 2 weeks and because it has been a fairly mild winter I've got enough firewood left to heat until it gets warmer without worrying about oil. I may fill up some gas cans this weekend though.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (kUmUV)

good luck and take care

Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM (rpxSz)

265 So, I guess 'Chinese Checkers' is out. Come to think of it , so is 'Chinese food'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM (sHVgQ)

266 any movie Pam Grier takes her top off in is worth seeing.

MAN that woman was stacked with one hell of a pretty face.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM (l4C/z)

267 Isolation will starve the virus to death.

America will be hungry for everything we've missed and eager to get back to work.

It will be boom time.

Now is the time to relax at home and make healthy American babies.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM (WrOkn)

268
*Gorilla*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM (EGyGV)

269 Rush is supposed to be back today

That will remind some governors (D) that not all chemo treatments are necessary.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (Ry8mf)

270 >>Trump can do what I said to do upstream, invoke posse comitatas, federalize this thing.


>>Order the states to open for economic business.


You seem to be forgetting that it was Trump who made the 15 day sequester recommendation that all the state are following.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (ZLI7S)

271 Then we figure out how to make the Chinese pay.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (WrOkn)

272 *waves to Ladyl*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (ptqGC)

273 Someone give me some good news, please.
Posted by: Ladyl

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I made gluten free cookies yesterday.

We both have sore throats and stuffed up heads so you having a cold won't bother us. C'mon over.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (Y4EXg)

274 208 Anyone see that article on Breitbart from Delingpole? Apparently we've known hydroxychloriquine has been effective against coronavirus for years?

Which would explain why the trials got going so expeditiously AFTER people knew what was going on.

If the chloroquine + aze...whatever the antibiotic the French were testing is really 90% effective...and these drugs are decades old and well-characterized, this thing will be over in a hurry.

If not, then...well, maybe we won't NEED those retirement investments.

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (8erNz)

275 Love that pic of the St Bernards.
Posted by: Vic at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM


That's the rare, but very helpful, lavatory retriever.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (ejd/p)

276 "On March 3rd NY recorded 3 new cases of Kung Flu. Yesterday they reported 2,950. Plot the trend."

Number of new reported cases is proportional to testing availability, not actual spread of the virus. It was already spread around.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (eAZVt)

277 I really do believe that Wilson doesn't "actually" care if the first lady gets the Corona or not...

He merely wished to signal that he's clever, and that he hates the correct people.

But fuck you, Stiches the Blow-Up Fuck Gnome.

Your rules.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (6FeV1)

278 263 Yes, yes, more cases, but that's only because of more testing. How many are serious or dying? Has that gone up?

Because that's the key. The testing is only revealing what has been around already. Its not a huge sudden rise in cases, its just a huge, sudden rise in identified people.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM (KZzsI)

Your logic and commonsense will be lost on many. Like tears, in the rain.

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (90T4r)

279 I doubt this can be kept up for much more than one month, let alone a year and a half.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:32 AM (hYcqw)

This is why I'm hopeful that this "15 day plan to slow the spread" is window dressing/ political cover. If Julie Kelly from American Greatness can read the data then someone in the admin surely can too.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (PO/+3)

280 While in outbuilding had Mike Gallagher on, he had some infection disease professor who of course is warning of the worst of the worst possible scenario where 1/2 of the country has the Wuhan Flu and we might have to self quarantine for a year and a half.

That's so fucking irresponsible I don't have words. Hour by hour this seems to be getting worse (not the disease, the reaction).

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (dUJdY)

281 Trump already has that road map to smash the silk road.

D-12s

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (WrOkn)

282 I know it's not Wednesday, but I'd like to offer a prayer to all of us, the Horde, may we weather this Chinese attack being exacerbated by traitorous Leftists, and emerge stronger than ever.

Dear Lord, You are all wise, but if I may suggest:

May God and Trump punish the crooks profiteering from our loss, specially the insider traders

May China go bankrupt as countries pull their manufacturing from them

May Dems using this genuine crisis to grab power, and their party, be tossed aside by the electorate forever

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (G546f)

283 Love that pic of the St Bernards.

Posted by: Vic at March 20, 2020 11:28 AM



That's the rare, but very helpful, lavatory retriever.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (ejd/p)


*golf clap*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

284 To meep or not to meep; that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous ACME contraptions, or to take arms against a wily coyote, and by opposing end them.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM


Saw a semi with a flatbed loaded with bricks made by "ACME Brick" on the highway yesterday.

It's real, people!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (DMUuz)

285 Down with Massholes!
Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 11:36 AM (ONvIw)

high five

Posted by: REDACTED at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (rpxSz)

286 Yes, yes, more cases, but that's only because of more testing. How many are serious or dying? Has that gone up?

Because that's the key. The testing is only revealing what has been around already. Its not a huge sudden rise in cases, its just a huge, sudden rise in identified people.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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This. Who is being tested? The statistics are all very vague, because the data set is vague. That doesn't mean we should not pay attention to them, but it does mean that we ought to be circumspect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (sHVgQ)

287 MAN that woman was stacked with one hell of a pretty face.

She still is pretty, too. I thought she part Indian (real Indian, not call-center Indian), but she seems to be part everything.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (Ry8mf)

288 My guess is that the shut down will last a couple of weeks, then some of the bans will be lifted. Keep in mind that the US is not the only country shutting things down. France looks to be the next one hit badly.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (JKNZq)

289 How are you feeling Ladyl??

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (dUJdY)

290 Florida and James Evans

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (flINI)

291 259 Hi Horde!
Someone give me some good news, please.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:38 AM (TdMsT)


Well, I am an engineer and social distancing is what we do. For the first time in my adult life (29 times some number larger than 1) I feel like I belong.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 20, 2020 11:43 AM (kUmUV)

292
I know it's not Wednesday, but I'd like to offer a prayer to all of us,
the Horde, may we weather this Chinese attack being exacerbated by
traitorous Leftists, and emerge stronger than ever.

Dear Lord, You are all wise, but if I may suggest:

May God and Trump punish the crooks profiteering from our loss, specially the insider traders

May China go bankrupt as countries pull their manufacturing from them

May Dems using this genuine crisis to grab power, and their party, be tossed aside by the electorate forever

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (G546f)


This. Every word. Amen.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:43 AM (ptqGC)

293 Jeebus...Rick Wilson needs an intervention. #Nosarcasm.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2020 11:43 AM (FohVc)

294 289 How are you feeling Ladyl??
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (dUJdY)


{{{Jewells}}}

I'm up and about! It's not the worst cold I've ever had, so I'm grateful.

How are you doing, dahlin?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:43 AM (TdMsT)

295 288 My guess is that the shut down will last a couple of weeks, then some of the bans will be lifted. Keep in mind that the US is not the only country shutting things down. France looks to be the next one hit badly.
Posted by: notsothoreau at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (JKNZq)


It is that phrase, " bans will be lifted" that has me worried about the future.

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (90T4r)

296 It's not deaths, it's the very high transmissibility and the high severe rate needing hospitalization from 3-6 weeks. There is no vaccine. You can get "reinfected" according to China, South Korea, and Israel. It affects the 20-40 year olds. Mild cases include everything from no symptoms to pneumonia. At least 20 to 30 percent suffer lung scarring. America ranks close to the top in percentage of people with Comorbidity with 108 million, which this virus hits the hardest.

I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (MRjKr)

297 Number of new reported cases is proportional to testing availability, not actual spread of the virus. It was already spread around.
Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (eAZVt)

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Yeah. This thing didn't stay in China until the West found out about it. If it was in China in mid November, and is as contagious as we are told, then I don't know how it couldn't have been in NY by early December.

I wonder if anyone is going back and seeing if there was an unusual spike in respiratory illnesses in the elderly back in Dec & Jan.

Posted by: 29Victor at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (BJKQV)

298 288. My friend in Paris had his wedding cancelled (could still get married, but no wedding) for May 2. They are on a 45 day lockdown throughout populated centers.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (JRaU+)

299 So much for Cuomo being a "rational" Democrat.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (CqE5x)

300 We are still going like the hammers of hell at my job.They let all the office slugs work from home, but production doesn't have that option.
Big upside is, it's nice and quiet here.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (88+cf)

301 226 Our only thin hope is to go full socialist and pump out $5 or $6 Trillion in free money to keep things going until this blows over. And yeah, there will be hellacious consequences to that, too.

And then we'll do it again during the next created panic. I honestly don't have a clue what Trump can do - other than scapegoat a few states (NY, CA) to save the rest.

The next thirty days are going to determine the next twenty years. And I don't have a clue how it'll turn out.
Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 11:33 AM (rIQuo)

I agree - some people here thought I was being too negative at the beginning of the week, but now everything I feared is happening - every mid level business in the nation is shutting down, and now 20% unemployment looks like a low ball number.

What gripes me most is that all of these politicians and "health experts" are saying we have to base our decisions on their models and computer projections, and yet not a single one of them cares about the Economic Projections which show total collapse for the nation within a month or two. Their "plan" is simply to let it all collapse and then have the Government take over everything.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (V2Yro)

302 I think, if this goes on into the summer, the shooting will start. When the comfort and security are taken away, that's when we'll see the streets full of an armed populace.

Posted by: Sooner at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (Fs5vw)

303 That Rick Wilson dude really has some issues he needs to get sorted out. Geesh.

Posted by: DaveD at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (P5fqQ)

304 one thing is for sure.

there's going to be a helluva baby boom come December/January.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (d7Ww2)

305 I imagine retail grocery sales will be off the charts this month.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (eAZVt)

306 Dear Lord, You are all wise, but if I may suggest:

May God and Trump punish the crooks profiteering from our loss, specially the insider traders

May China go bankrupt as countries pull their manufacturing from them

May Dems using this genuine crisis to grab power, and their party, be tossed aside by the electorate forever
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (G546f)

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Amen.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (WEBkv)

307 153
To meep or not to meep; that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in
the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous ACME
contraptions, or to take arms against a wily coyote, and by opposing end
them.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (NWiLs)

__________


Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (WqPYg)

308 Doing okay Ladyl. Trying to stay busy. The upstairs is starting to look presentable. I scored an 18 pack of eggs this morning!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (dUJdY)

309 271 Then we figure out how to make the Chinese pay.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (WrOkn)


They're holding a lot of our national debt, right? We tell them we're writing off, say, $3 trillion of it. For economic losses they caused us.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (juqNl)

310 I'd better alert the scolds at NextDoor.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: HOA Board Members Assn. at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (DMUuz)

311 France looks to be the next one hit badly.
Posted by: notsothoreau
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So, surrender is imminent?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (sHVgQ)

312
This. Every word. Amen.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:43 AM (ptqGC)

AMEN

I'm focusing on this verse today:


"For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (TdMsT)

313
Wiped. Like with a cloth...

Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (lwiT4)

314 I see Sciatica Girl is back
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What is this aboot, please and thanks

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (/ZYFC)

315 Oh if not mentioned the new tax day is July 15

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (ZCEU2)

316 @270

Did not know that and if he did in fact do that then he's a fucking idiot who's getting insanely bad advice.


Only a handful of mega corporations can go weeks without economic activity.


I'll be laid off in a months time if this lasts more than a handful more weeks if the economic shutdown continues.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (FVrDO)

317 Most politicians are complete idiots, and are totally unfit to lead us.Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (eAZVt) +++

Unfortunately, most decent people do not want to get anywhere near the sty. So only the corrupt are attracted to politics.

Posted by: Old Dude at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (LGXGf)

318 OH NOOOO

Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (lwiT4)

319 70 William Marshall was one of my favorite black actors, I wish he'd gotten more work. Awesome voice, great presence, always entertaining.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:15 AM (KZzsI)

Agreed. Probably one of the best actors ever to appear on Star Trek; I think only Nimoy had the chops to go scene-for-scene with him. It was a shame he's only really known for Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:19 AM (2JVJo)

I've got "The Ultimate Computer" (TOS Season 2) queued up on Netflix.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (Dc2NZ)

320 I wonder if anyone is going back and seeing if there was an unusual spike in respiratory illnesses in the elderly back in Dec & Jan.
Posted by: 29Victor at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (BJKQV)

The obituary pages showed A LOT of names back then.

Interestingly, they don't show very many these days.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (CqE5x)

321 any movie Pam Grier takes her top off in is worth seeing.

MAN that woman was stacked with one hell of a pretty face.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 20, 2020 11:39 AM (l4C/z)


I went to wiki and saw a pic of her from 2012. She reminds me uncomfortably of that brassy loudmouth Jackee.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (2JVJo)

322 OMG grammie. Hie thee to the Barrel.

Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (90T4r)

323 Grammie!!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (Y4EXg)

324 Oh, and they locked the bathrooms, so the FedEx drivers are gonna have to pee in the bushes.

Posted by: JEM

that's easy for the penile-abled, but what about women and tranny drivers?

discrimination!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (G546f)

325 I think The Barrel needs to make an exception here.

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (/ZYFC)

326 296 It's not deaths, it's the very high transmissibility and the high severe rate needing hospitalization from 3-6 weeks."

Why does everyone accept to unquestionably the "high transmissibility" of this virus? The experience of the Cruise Ship Princess counters that narrative; it doesn't appear to be more or less transmissible than any other flu, in spite of the hype.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (V2Yro)

327 Personally, I'm a bit concerned, because I was planning to retire.

However, if sale of Mom's house doesn't go through, I'll have to continue to work in order to support mom.

Sigh.

Ah, well, I'm not in charge, God is, so, I'll leave it with him.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (WEBkv)

328 Well, it's official. I just got laid off. My shitty company wasn't prepared for a lean month or two. They have no one to handle what I do. Fuck...
Posted by: Timon


We're all 'taking a break' from life as usual. I was fortunate in that I'd already lost my job two years ago. See you on the other side, there's big stuff going down.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (dBiBP)

329 I think youtube servers are overloaded.

Posted by: runner at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (zr5Kq)

330 Our grocery stores are only getting restocked by 12% - 25% of what the trucks used to bring in. A town of 100k. I guess we have been deemed expendable in favor for other larger towns and cities.
I listened to an interview with a financial guy, who studies supply chains, and he said this would happen.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (MRjKr)

331 I'll be over here in the Barrel, with my Clorox wipes.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (lwiT4)

332 303 That Rick Wilson dude really has some issues he needs to get sorted out. Geesh.
Posted by: DaveD at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (P5fqQ)


These things don't just spring up overnight. Wilson must've always been a loathsome garbage person and it's just now coming out.

Trump: The Great Revealer.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (juqNl)

333 2009, H1N1.

From APR through OCT, when Obama declared national emergency --- 4 months after WHO declared it a pandemic in JUN --- these were the stats in the USA:

Cases: 21,632,000 (3,090,000 per month)
Hospitalizations: 97,536 (13,934 per month)
Deaths: 3,893 (556 per month)

All numbers from the CDC.

TIMELINE: https://bit.ly/2WuOgKN

Official Numbers: https://bit.ly/2Ww6JH1

Someone needs to reminding people in this country of these numbers to get some freaking perspective here. If we don't shut down the economy and "social distance" over 556 deaths per month, we certainly do not go hysterical over, at last count, 218 total deaths over 2-3 months in USA.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (Do5/p)

334 We aren't really going to assign Grammie Winger to the barrel are we?...

#SaveGrammieWinger

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (flINI)

335 oh no
Did anyone clean the barrel lately?

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (88+cf)

336 >>>Their "plan" is simply to let it all collapse and then have the Government take over everything.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (V2Yro)


But we're not going to let them do that.

Their little plan is our best opportunity.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (WrOkn)

337 >Someone give me some good news, please.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:38 AM (TdMsT)


I've heard I get to keep my balls.

Posted by: Muad'dib's Dog Benny at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (sjdRT)

338 tosses lavender scented lysol in the Barrel for grammie

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (G546f)

339 Did grammie post something about the Cubbies?

If so, I can understand the blog having issues.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (WEBkv)

340 Oh grammie!!! That is epic!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (dUJdY)

341 The barrel hath smite thou Grammie

Posted by: Archer at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (gmo/4)

342 The Barrel moans....

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (axyOa)

343 As has been stated here many times, the only way a Trump victory in November could be prevented was with an economic crisis.

I believe Trump the businessman will handle it adroitly.

Posted by: davidt at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (l3+k2)

344
I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (MRjKr)

Life sucks. It is not fair. People die.

But the sad fact is that there is a cost benefit analysis that needs to be done here.

How many more people will die because the economy tanks and they don't have the money they need, then will die from the Coronas?

Same type of analysis is done by the Military all the damn time. Is it worth it to take that hill?

We are being ruled by Fear.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (NgKpN)

345 Geez, grammie, that's some epic social distancing in your Barrel post. You've lost all iphone morons with that one.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (dBiBP)

346 Irony: A scripture post going all to hell.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (SchxB)

347 313 *puts on pastor's wife hat*


LOL that was a hell of a way to start that post!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (V2Yro)

348 *tosses grammie some Clorox wipes*

Good luck!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (ptqGC)

349 308 Doing okay Ladyl. Trying to stay busy. The upstairs is starting to look presentable. I scored an 18 pack of eggs this morning!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (dUJdY)


Thank goodness!

I know you've been wanting eggs in the morning!

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (TdMsT)

350 I am mortified. I may not re-emerge till after the curfew is lifted.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (lwiT4)

351 Does Grammie have a "Get Out of Barrel Free" card?

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (eAZVt)

352 Pam looks really young in the first pic. Is that her HS year book photo?

Posted by: Big V at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (XEC2p)

353 I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.

Depends on whether you're expecting to be one of the survivors.

We have a lot of theories and half-information at this point: chloroquine, spring weather, 1918 being a poor analogue due to overuse (respiratory failure) of aspirin.

Still too soon to predict one way or the other.

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (8erNz)

354 It's interesting that Biden, the presumptive nominee, is almost never mentioned these days while Trump, the incumbent president, is front and center being president every day for the nation.

Once it becomes really obvious that Trump is benefiting politically from this, I wonder if coverage will shift away from the virus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (zZbCU)

355 The heck with saving Ferris. SAVE GRAMMIE!!!

Posted by: Archer at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (gmo/4)

356 Barrel is calling

Grammie,
grammie



grammmie

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (ZCEU2)

357 Rush on the RBG plan!

Posted by: Jean at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (B7KlG)

358 309 271 Then we figure out how to make the Chinese pay.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (WrOkn)

They're holding a lot of our national debt, right? We tell them we're writing off, say, $3 trillion of it. For economic losses they caused us.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (juqNl)


I have faith in the Lord and faith in President Trump's uncanny ability to come up with the most efficient solution.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (WrOkn)

359 It's outrageous that selfish bigots with life-threatening infections are displacing stunning and brave trans people waiting for cosmetic surgery. We need a moratorium on treating straight white cismales who have covid-19 until this injustice is addressed.
Ashanti Van Buren March 20, 2020



Somebody has been reading Kirt Schlichter books again.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (axyOa)

360

Cuomo is coordinating and tag-teaming with the Trump/COVID-19 team pressers. He's doing a pretty good job, politics aside.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (vEIlU)

361 Hmmm

Pompeo is at Trump's briefing today.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (ZLI7S)

362 354 It's interesting that Biden, the presumptive nominee, is almost never mentioned these days while Trump, the incumbent president, is front and center being president every day for the nation.

Once it becomes really obvious that Trump is benefiting politically from this, I wonder if coverage will shift away from the virus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (zZbCU)

Yeah, I'm assuming the Trump Curse is still powerful and this drama will boomarang on the Dems yet again and all this will be back burnered.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (l4C/z)

363 338 tosses lavender scented lysol in the Barrel for grammie
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM (G546f)

What kind of savages put Grammie in the barrel? Is this what we've become?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (1CjJc)

364 Hu Flung Flu

Posted by: Stu Podaso at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (wUHYj)

365 I just ordered Chinese food for lunch.

Posted by: jwest at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (mrrpT)

366 It stinks down here. Anybody gotta match?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (lwiT4)

367 326 296 It's not deaths, it's the very high transmissibility and the high severe rate needing hospitalization from 3-6 weeks."

Why does everyone accept to unquestionably the "high transmissibility" of this virus? The experience of the Cruise Ship Princess counters that narrative; it doesn't appear to be more or less transmissible than any other flu, in spite of the hype.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (V2Yro)

=========

Data sets are pretty obviously garbage, but better to be over protective than not do enough, I guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (zZbCU)

368 Oh, grammie.

Oh, no.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (2JVJo)

369 While America bashing and supporting world socialism/Communism was going hot and heavy, the liberals had diarrhea of the mouth. Now that they and their movement has been much exposed, SOS redundant tactics, the cat seems to have gotten their tongues.
History DOES REPEAT ITSELF, EH? Am I repeating myself ?

Posted by: ron n. at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (om5HK)

370 Did anyone clean the barrel lately?


Posted by: Roland THTG at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM



The Barrel gets cleaned?????

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (axyOa)

371 We tell them we're writing off, say, $3 trillion of it. For economic losses they caused us.

I honestly think that's the best and simplest answer. OUr bill to you for damages to our nation's economy is equal to our debt. Oh, and we're not going to be buying so much stuff from you any longer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (KZzsI)

372 The film Undercover Brother was a great send up and homage to those films. Lots of fun.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 11:25 AM (KZzsI)

UB is much better than the Austin Powers movies, IMHO.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (iuFgi)

373 can Rick Wilson FOAD?

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (FZYNt)

374 May Dems using this genuine crisis to grab power, and their party, be tossed aside by the electorate forever

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 11:41 AM (G546f)


I do believe this will happen in Pennsylvania anyway.

The PA map shows most of the cases in the densely populated areas, duh. So the rest of the state has to suffer? Just declare Philly a no-go zone.

There's going to be a lot of community spread from the Flower Show that went from Feb 28- March 9.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (kgQKM)

375 Grammie quarantined herself, smart.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (nRWPy)

376 This thing has taken on a life of it's own. So much of the shutdown was rooted in the fear of companies and towns of being sued.

Now with testing, a clarification is being read as a "spike" in infections--when it's not.

Also, physicians and scientists who should know better are causing panic among even the normally stoic by using "worst-case scenario' projections as a model of what might actually be happening.

Somewhere Hillary is cackling.....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (CqE5x)

377 344
I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (MRjKr)

Perfect example of the fake Moral Posturing that all socialists and communists have always relied on. IN FACT - if you destroy the ability of people to feed themselves and to stay in their houses, by allowing their jobs to be destroyed, YOU DESTROY THOSE PEOPLE!!! And you destroy ALL of them, not just the few who would have gotten sick!

And of course the Communist then says, well that won't happen because the State will take over all housing, and the State will provide all income, and the State will provide all goods, forever.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (V2Yro)

378
This is now a fake crisis to crash the economy. More convinced than ever.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (pS94+)


THIS.

Take it to your former bank.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (TdMsT)

379 ( *pulls grammie from the Barrel* )

You owe me one, dear lady.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (juqNl)

380 the "could get reinfected" makes no sense
unless there is a signficant mutation
no other virus can do that

more likely ppl think they are recovered then relapse

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (G546f)

381 Over literally less than 200 deaths.

Madness.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 11:21 AM (FVrDO)

Nitpick: Death toll is now at 206.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:26 AM (juqNl)


What's the Dow Jones death toll?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (pS94+)

30% mortality, and climbing. There has to be a reckoning for this, for every bastard in government and business who is an operative for the enemy.
Posted by: tubal


2018-2019 seasonal flu death toll - 34,000.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (sLVyZ)

382 309 271 Then we figure out how to make the Chinese pay.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (WrOkn)

They're holding a lot of our national debt, right? We tell them we're writing off, say, $3 trillion of it. For economic losses they caused us.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (juqNl)

RORGF, China

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (Izzlo)

383 326 296 It's not deaths, it's the very high transmissibility and the high severe rate needing hospitalization from 3-6 weeks."

Why does everyone accept to unquestionably the "high transmissibility" of this virus? The experience of the Cruise Ship Princess counters that narrative; it doesn't appear to be more or less transmissible than any other flu, in spite of the hype.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:46 AM (V2Yro)

Because every research paper since the mid January case to this conclusion. Also, the reaction and measures of 140 countries infected with this virus. China locking down 750 million. Things like that.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (MRjKr)

384 Our entire county here in East Texas, with a population of 230,000 is now almost completely shut down. There have been 5 cases in our county, total. No new cases today.

Lady at the WH press conference, CDC maybe, said we should see a spike in cases over the next couple days now that they've certified more labs to process the tests and they're running through the backlog.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (ExV1e)

385 362
Yeah, I'm assuming the Trump Curse is still powerful and this drama will boomarang on the Dems yet again and all this will be back burnered.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (l4C/z)

========

Poll released this morning showed Trump with massively improved ratings on his handling of the crisis over the last couple of weeks.

A couple more weeks of Trump being all president and shit for the nation, and I can't see it getting any worse.

And Biden's no where to be seen.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (zZbCU)

386 By the way, much as I'd like to ascribe the tanking of the economy to some grand conspiracy, the reality is that people like Newsom are stupid people and don't understand, or care to understand, the moves they are making will make things worse, not better.

Their default setting is totalitarianism.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (WEBkv)

387 What kind of savages put Grammie in the barrel? Is this what we've become?

No, this is what we've always been.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (SchxB)

388 Once it becomes really obvious that Trump is
benefiting politically from this, I wonder if coverage will shift away
from the virus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (zZbCU)


Once it becomes obvious Trump is benefiting politically then the media will push, "Trump knew it was a bio-weapon the whole time and didn't tell us."

Posted by: davidt at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (l3+k2)

389 []This is now a fake crisis to crash the economy. More convinced than ever.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (pS94+)

That is what I think too.
Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (90T4r)

This was my first instinct, and still is.

No one would have seen the coup by our intel agencies and fed gov departments coming. I would never believe it.

I believe everything now.

This is purposeful.

But, we need to ride it out with calm and smarts.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (vEIlU)

390
It is that phrase, " bans will be lifted" that has me worried about the future.
Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (90T4r)


If bands aren't lifted in a week or so, that's when we'll see people defying the government and related authorities. What can't go on, won't.

Posted by: Sooner at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (Fs5vw)

391 Because that's the key. The testing is only revealing what has been around already. Its not a huge sudden rise in cases, its just a huge, sudden rise in identified people.

Agreed. We're finding out this thing is everywhere, has been, and ain't that dangerous. Just like every other cold and flu season.

And we ain't Italy.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (rIQuo)

392 Where are the #s for got help breathing, survived and got better?
Posted by: DaveA at March 20, 2020 11:32 AM (FhXTo)

You seem really invested in the idea that once a WuFlu patient gets into breathing difficulties, that they are a goner. Own mortuary stock, maybe?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (miJU3)

393 366 It stinks down here. Anybody gotta match?
Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (lwiT4)


NO! NO! DON'T LIGHT A MATCH DOWN THERE!!!!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (juqNl)

394 Trump up!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (vEIlU)

395 "Someone needs to reminding people in this country of these numbers to get some freaking perspective here. If we don't shut down the economy and 'social distance' over 556 deaths per month, we certainly do not go hysterical over, at last count, 218 total deaths over 2-3 months in USA."

Trump will remind everyone. That's one thing that helps me stay calm - Trump is in charge. He will bring up the Obama pandemic and stuff it down their throats. Election isn't for 7 months. The Satanic Democrats can only hope people keep dying until then.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (eAZVt)

396
What kind of savages put Grammie in the barrel? Is this what we've become?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (1CjJc)


This is NOT who we are.

Someone pull Grammie out of the barrel.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (TdMsT)

397 They're holding a lot of our national debt, right? We tell them we're writing off, say, $3 trillion of it. For economic losses they caused us.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (juqNl)
++++++++++++++++
China officially holds about $1.1 trillion in Treasuries. There is probably more - maybe a half a trillion - in other overseas holding groups (based in places like Norway - nice neutral and not officially connected to China).

Repudiating their Treasury paper would just about pay for the bailout, but not quite and massive damage to our credibility to foreign lenders.

Sadly, China no longer owns enough paper to make it really worth it. They drew down a lot of it during their recent economic upheavals of the past decade, and the Fed bought most of it during QE which is why interest rates didn't spike.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (hYcqw)

398 Bans - fucking auto cucumber

Posted by: Sooner at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (Fs5vw)

399 Ivanka there too.

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (/ZYFC)

400 ( *pulls grammie from the Barrel* )
Hope you washed your hands first.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (nRWPy)

401 Grammie...that's not toilet paper in there.

Just so you know.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (axyOa)

402 ( *pulls grammie from the Barrel* )

You owe me one, dear lady.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (juqNl)



Oh!! Smooches!!

Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (lwiT4)

403 Jon Meacham was on AM Joke and said, "I'm not partisan, but your lives aren't safe with Trump!" (from Newsbusters)

He's the reason I cancelled my subscription to Garden and Gun. He's a pal of the editor, and regularly has articles published in it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (ptqGC)

404 Serious question.

Cuomo came out yesterday (I believe) with a strong statement that no shutdown was planned for New York.

How much of this is a real, measured reaction to a rapidly escalating situation that no one has a handle on, and how much is some sort of demented blue state, dare I say, virtue signaling? Or maybe fear of being labeled by the media as someone who failed to do their duty to protect their populace?

I truly hate to think this about my countrymen but there is an element about this I simply do not get.

Posted by: RM at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (U3LtS)

405 200
More Cuomo: "There is a social compact that we have...we must make society safe for everyone."


Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (L3Rsz)

________


This means "liberty for no one (except our betters)."

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (WqPYg)

406 382 309 271 Then we figure out how to make the Chinese pay.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (WrOkn)

They're holding a lot of our national debt, right? We tell them we're writing off, say, $3 trillion of it. For economic losses they caused us.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (juqNl)

RORGF, China
Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (Izzlo)


If China thinks they can wreck our economy, they forget that if that happens it most assuredly will wipe them out in short order not long afterwards.

The thing about viruses is, they try not to kill the host....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (pS94+)

407 Whoya gonna believe? The Rick Wilson or your lying eyes?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (+y/Ru)

408 If you are looking at the death rate you are looking in the rear view mirror.
On March 3rd NY recorded 3 new cases of Kung Flu. Yesterday they reported 2,950. Plot the trend.
Posted by: JackStraw

Thank you JackStraw.

Lotsa innumerates looking at the flattish line at the start of the exponential curve and not looking at the brick wall of Italian marble they're driving toward.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 20, 2020 11:36 AM



Gonna hit the barbed wire fence of Venezueia, economically, before we hit that Italian corona marble wall.

For every one who posts daily test-positive numbers, reported cases numbers, are you also going to start posting daily numbers of layoffs, business closures, mortgage foreclosures, people going to ER's for healthcare because they just lost their job and have no insureance?

Posted by: HAL at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (786Ro)

409 Tax day now July 15

Posted by: Fox2! at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (qyH+l)

410 / evil computer sock off

Posted by: Hand at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (786Ro)

411 Data sets are pretty obviously garbage, but better to be over protective than not do enough, I guess.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Then can we get overprotective of the seasonal flu that infects 35.4 million a year?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (sLVyZ)

412 379 ( *pulls grammie from the Barrel* )

You owe me one, dear lady.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (juqNl)

OM, you're such a gentleman.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (FQrF4)

413 I truly hate to think this about my countrymen but there is an element about this I simply do not get.
Posted by: RM at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (U3LtS)
---------------

someone pulled Cuomo aside and told him that cratering tax receipts was a bad idea.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (WEBkv)

414 Pam looks really young in the first pic. Is that her HS year book photo?
Posted by: Big V at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (XEC2p)

Pam is at least 50% white it looks
Not that it matters. She was hot regardless.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (CqE5x)

415 Fucking King County and fucking West Coast Armory has closed their range.

So will have to go off into the woods to do my weekly shooting.

Not amused.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (l4C/z)

416 397 Repudiating their Treasury paper would just about pay for the bailout, but not quite and massive damage to our credibility to foreign lenders.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 11:52 AM (hYcqw)

========

I'm not sold on this idea.

China fucked up. Really badly.

America taking them to the woodshed financially, especially after Trump has spent three years making the case that they are bad actors and getting a surprising number of people to join him on that, and we're not talking about a country just reneging on debt. It's something else.

It could still scare off other foreign investors, but I'm just not convinced that Japan will see the action as America simply walking away from an obligation it doesn't want to pay.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:54 AM (zZbCU)

417 I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (MRjKr)


Saving humanity and their countrymen's lives? How about all those with cardiac issues who are going to die over legit financial worries?? What about those with mental illness who are barely holding it together as they go through their daily routine, and now have no place to go in the morning and no income?

Just like a commie to create a PRIVILEGED class of afflicted: the American Health System now has Winners and Losers:

Winners: anyone who even ever thought about the Chinese Flu

Losers: Cardiac patients, mentally ill, and oh by the way everybody else because stress kills.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 11:54 AM (kgQKM)

418 Data sets are pretty obviously garbage, but better to be over protective than not do enough, I guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM

That's great. So the precedent has been set. Get a corrupt CDC showing the President of the United States some scary numbers and that's the blueprint for how to crash the USA's economy anytime anyone feels like it.

Welcome to the new normal.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 20, 2020 11:54 AM (Do5/p)

419 414 Pam looks really young in the first pic. Is that her HS year book photo?
Posted by: Big V at March 20, 2020 11:48 AM (XEC2p)

Pam is at least 50% white it looks
Not that it matters. She was hot regardless.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (CqE5x)


She had the most amazing aureolas.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:54 AM (pS94+)

420 394 Trump up!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (vEIlU)
.


Link?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:54 AM (WrOkn)

421 our county has 10 cases
county next to us (literally for me, that's where I shop) has 55

since they have drive thru testing set up now, I expect those numbers to.surge dramatically

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (G546f)

422 Before I came to Ace's place, I was unaware of Rick Wilson.

I would like to return to that status.

___

Last time I had a caramel, it pulled off a crown.

Kinda been avoiding all caramel since then.

Fortunately, there's still some coffee left to go with one of Milady's own chocolate chip cookies.
___

Panic's over. Everybody return to normal!

Posted by: mindful webworker
Strict New Panic Schedule
at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (jhgxs)

423 420 394 Trump up!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (vEIlU)
.


Link?
Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:54 AM (WrOkn)


Upstaging Limbaugh after being gone for a week is not kosher!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (pS94+)

424 Data sets are pretty obviously garbage, but better to be over protective than not do enough, I guess.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:49 AM (zZbCU)

This is a debate I've been having with many on the global warming sites for years - when is being cautious, being TOO cautious? It brings up the entire issue of cost/benefit analysis, which our society appears to no longer be capable of.

Warmists, and leftists in general, do not seem to understand they are basing their claims on an old intellectual argument known as "Pascal's Wager" - especially ironic since they reject the conclusion Pascal reached. What they have no concept of is that Pascal's Wager only applies when Costs of two courses of action are Equal - then of course, you take the more cautious path. BUT for all real world situations, benefits have to weighed against costs.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (V2Yro)

425 Rev is doing a funeral this afternoon. Family only because of the you-know. Sad way to have to bury your mom.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (lwiT4)

426 What about those with mental illness who are barely holding it together as they go through their daily routine, and now have no place to go in the morning and no income?

You want to talk about a spike in COVID cases? There will be an actual spike in suicide deaths over this mania.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (kgQKM)

427 234 I've got a dry cough !!
Posted by: Hudson at March 20, 2020 11:35 AM (rpxSz)

Secure that shit, Hudson!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (b38Xl)

428 411 Data sets are pretty obviously garbage, but better to be over protective than not do enough, I guess.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Then can we get overprotective of the seasonal flu that infects 35.4 million a year?
Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM (sLVyZ)

=========

Trust me, I think this is an overreaction, but the analogy of the flu is of limited use because we have a lot more information on it, how it spreads, how badly it affects the population, etc.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (zZbCU)

429 ..Then we figure out how to make the Chinese pay.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (WrOkn)




Too easy.

"Hey, CHI NAH. That Trillion or so of our debt you're holding? Have fun wiping yer ass with it, 'cause that's all it's worth to YOU, now."

All you other nations holding U.S. Debt? If you've been our friend, well then belly up to the bar. We're buyin'.

You other scolds can go pound IMF sand, along with CHI NAH.

B'bye!"



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX




Posted by: Jim at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (QzJWU)

430 377 344
I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (MRjKr)

Perfect example of the fake Moral Posturing that all socialists and communists have always relied on. IN FACT - if you destroy the ability of people to feed themselves and to stay in their houses, by allowing their jobs to be destroyed, YOU DESTROY THOSE PEOPLE!!! And you destroy ALL of them, not just the few who would have gotten sick!

And of course the Communist then says, well that won't happen because the State will take over all housing, and the State will provide all income, and the State will provide all goods, forever.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (V2Yro)

Bro, I'm only repeating what 95% of economists, financial experts, doctors, virologists, and epidemiologists have stated. You can pick human lives or the economy, but if you pick both in this situation then you will lose both.
Hong Kong, Russia, and South Korea picked human lives and have been successful. Europe picked the economy and look where they are now.
Every country is a model.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (MRjKr)

431 and he played the human doctor who had studied on Vulcan.


Dr. Mbenga, but I don't know the actor's name.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (oVJmc)

432 Did anyone clean the barrel lately?
Posted by: Roland THTG at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM


You ain't from around here, are you?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 20, 2020 11:56 AM (DMUuz)

433 The media is a part of the left now. Taken over years ago by the narrow minded and hate filled who wanted to make a difference.


By that they meant they would take down someone or some institution. Destruction. Deconstruction. The incessant drive to destroy what they hate because it's so much better than them and everything they stand for and wish for.

And they found some fellow haters in the form of the Democrat party which has hated the United States and the Republic. They tried to destroy it before it got started. Then they tried to destroy it with slavery. Then they tried to destroy it with taxes. Then they tried to destroy it with a war. Finally they decided to destroy it from the inside by taking over all the necessary pillars holding the edifice up.

Yet somehow the idea of our Republic has stood all they've thrown at it because it's not a thing or even an idea. It's a driving desire for freedom to be what we want. To strive for what we want. To attain what we have earned. To let no one else tell us what we can or cannot have or think or do.

We will win. We MUST.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 20, 2020 11:56 AM (1Lhet)

434 "The PA map shows most of the cases in the densely populated areas, duh. So the rest of the state has to suffer? Just declare Philly a no-go zone."

His first priority is to punish the people. This has nothing to do with safety.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:56 AM (eAZVt)

435 Fucking King County and fucking West Coast Armory has closed their range.

So will have to go off into the woods to do my weekly shooting.

Not amused.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 20, 2020 11:53 AM


***

Tacoma Sportsman club is just about there too. They are on a "cooperating" basis. And one of the long time range safety officers died (not of virus) so they are short staff, and the state is leaning on them heavily.
Damn.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM (axyOa)

436 420 394 Trump up!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (vEIlU)
.
Link?
Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:54 AM (WrOkn)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1_K76Vjdc

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM (juqNl)

437 432 Did anyone clean the barrel lately?
Posted by: Roland THTG at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM

You ain't from around here, are you?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 20, 2020 11:56 AM (DMUuz)

=========

I think it was nurse ratched. Or another of the ladies.

But it happened.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM (zZbCU)

438 The next time the conversation turns to just how stupid do people have to be to believe in the Global Warming hoax - remember today.

Remember it well. All the masks are finally coming off.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM (rIQuo)

439 Official White House livestream...

https://tinyurl.com/wuslnj5

Posted by: davidt at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM (l3+k2)

440 May China go bankrupt as countries pull their manufacturing from them
____________________

We need to do more than just stop buying from them. We should cut those f*ckers off completely until they put a stop to the shit that caused this. No more eating bats and snakes and dogs, no more lying about contagious diseases and destroying lab data and silencing doctors, no more letting infected Chinese people travel the globe spreading pestilence.

Unless and until they show they can act like responsible grown-ups, the Chinese should be isolated. No visas, student or otherwise for them, no landing rights for their planes and ships, no contact at all.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM (k4dH2)

441 391 Because that's the key. The testing is only revealing what has been around already. Its not a huge sudden rise in cases, its just a huge, sudden rise in identified people.

Agreed. We're finding out this thing is everywhere, has been, and ain't that dangerous. Just like every other cold and flu season.

And we ain't Italy.
Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (rIQuo)

Yup, this has always had a real problem with confirmation bias.

They did not have enough tests, so they only tested those who got REALLY sick. If you had mild cold symptoms or even flu like symptoms, you didn't even go to the Doctor, and thus were never tested.

Its like the CDC Flu numbers. Year to date been something like 22,000 deaths attributed to flu, out of 275,000 who tested positive for flu.

Now, there are MILLIONS of Americans who have had the flu this year, but were never tested.

But if you go JUST by the CDC stats? It looks like the Flu has about an 8% DEATH RATE!

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM (NgKpN)

442 *sigh of relief

Finally !

Posted by: runner at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM (zr5Kq)

443 The media is a part of the left now. Taken over years ago by the narrow minded and hate filled who wanted to make a difference.





The media has been part of the left for decades. They hid it a bit better in years past

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM (a8I88)

444 Did the Prez say "Chinese Flu" yet?

Posted by: Dingbat at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (KylN9)

445 >>For every one who posts daily test-positive numbers, reported cases numbers, are you also going to start posting daily numbers of layoffs, business closures, mortgage foreclosures, people going to ER's for healthcare because they just lost their job and have no insureance

Some of you keep acting like there is a good solution to this mess. Sometimes there is no good solution, there are only less bad ones.

Everyone is aware of the damage being done to the economy, not just ours but every economy around the world. Everyone is also aware of the personal hardships virtually all of us are facing, some more than others.

But you need to show me one western country, hell throw in Africa and the Middle East that aren't doing versions of the same thing we are doing. Countries like frigging Angola are closing their borders.

This is either a plot by every leader in the world or it is a serious virus. You can choose the biggest plot in the history of the world but that doesn't mean all of us have to agree.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (ZLI7S)

446 Nitpick: Death toll is now at 206.

Reminder: 2.8 million Americans will die this year.

Gov. Wolf, grant me the serenity to accept your temporary power trip,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (Wd55D)

447 386 By the way, much as I'd like to ascribe the tanking of the economy to some grand conspiracy, the reality is that people like Newsom are stupid people and don't understand, or care to understand, the moves they are making will make things worse, not better.

Their default setting is totalitarianism.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 20, 2020 11:50 AM (WEBkv)

I agree completely. And whether or not there was a plan to begin with, we've gone over the edge of the waterfall, and nobody has any idea where we're going to land. This is pure, unadulterated Chaos, in real time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (V2Yro)

448
Rev is doing a funeral this afternoon. Family only because of the you-know. Sad way to have to bury your mom.


Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (lwiT4)


We just lost a 103 y.o. church member, and his family had a graveside service for him with just family in attendance.

Another dear lady passed away and her family took her to TN to bury her.

I told my husband it looks like I won't be doing any funeral receptions for a while. Our church is holding a regular service on Sunday, with live-streaming for those who are afraid or unable to go out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (ptqGC)

449 The Chicoms have to stop being commies.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (oVJmc)

450 Did anyone clean the barrel lately?
Posted by: Roland THTG at March 20, 2020 11:47 AM

You ain't from around here, are you?
Posted by: Duncanthrax

Plus you can't get Lysol for love or money.these days.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (+y/Ru)

451 Bro, I'm only repeating what 95% of economists, financial experts, doctors, virologists, and epidemiologists have stated.

Oh you've accessed all the literature that every one in those categories has published, read it all, and then quantified their conclusions?

Get a grip, buddy. Get a life.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (kgQKM)

452 248 I'm praying for a backlash against all these jumpy fuckhead politicians in a month or so.


Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (eAZVt)



You won't. It will be filed under "Better safe than sorry."

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (Ozpxd)

453 This is now a fake crisis to crash the economy. More convinced than ever.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2020 11:23 AM (pS94+)

That is what I think too.
Posted by: tubal at March 20, 2020 11:24 AM (90T4r)

This was my first instinct, and still is.

No one would have seen the coup by our intel agencies and fed gov departments coming. I would never believe it.

I believe everything now.

This is purposeful.

But, we need to ride it out with calm and smarts.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 11:51 AM (vEIlU)

*******

Agree. Never seen anything like this. This is purposeful and I hope we find out the genesis to this whole thing and hold those responsible for it responsible

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (flINI)

454 I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM



Hyperbole and false binary choices. Just because you're going to one extreme, doesn't necessarily mean anyone who challenges it is going to the other.

Posted by: Hand at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (786Ro)

455 >>Jon Meacham was on AM Joke and said, "I'm not partisan, but your lives aren't safe with Trump!" (from Newsbusters)

He's the reason I cancelled my subscription to Garden and Gun. He's a pal of the editor, and regularly has articles published in it.
- - - -

I'm trying to avoid negativity, and the MSM in general, but we should be noting who is leveraging this crisis for their own agenda/politics. These people should not be forgiven when it is over.

Not to get all cancel culture, but some people who are a drag on this country should no longer be taken seriously. It's like the pundits who pontificate on sh#t they know nothing about, never being held accountable for their false predictions/faulty analysis.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (bDqIh)

456 Everyone stay out of the barrel. I'm going in to bleach and fumigate it.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (TdMsT)

457 it's utter failure

Rick Wilson does not know how to apostrophe.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (KxVoZ)

458 Good heavens. Those cookies.

Posted by: bluebell at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (/669Q)

459 309 271 Then we figure out how to make the Chinese pay.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (WrOkn)

They're holding a lot of our national debt, right? We tell them we're writing off, say, $3 trillion of it. For economic losses they caused us.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 20, 2020 11:45 AM (juqNl)

THIS. Also, social distancing is an introvert's dream.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (RD7QR)

460 Bro, I'm only repeating what 95% of economists, financial experts, doctors, virologists, and epidemiologists have stated.

Posted by: it begins



And experts have said MILLIONS in the US will die from this.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (sLVyZ)

461 There's going to be a lot of community spread from the Flower Show that went from Feb 28- March 9.
Posted by: kallisto

we went to the Flower show, last day, very few ppl
we were careful about surfaces
also went to Longwood that week, last day before they closed

no symptoms so far

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (G546f)

462 Everyone is aware of the damage being done to the economy, not just ours but every economy around the world. Everyone is also aware of the personal hardships virtually all of us are facing, some more than others.

Jack Straw: South Korea got a handle on their epidemic by implenting "open society" quarantine. They did not deploy draconian measures. Guess what? Their curve flattened.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (kgQKM)

463 445 This is either a plot by every leader in the world or it is a serious virus. You can choose the biggest plot in the history of the world but that doesn't mean all of us have to agree.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (ZLI7S)

===========

It can also simply be panic and overreaction.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (zZbCU)

464 We are shutting the border with Mexico and Canada - equally.
_Slam (that's the door)

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (WrOkn)

465 I see a lot of "cancel student loans to save the economy" bull crap right now and I had an idea...

The federal government is no longer allowed to hire. Instead, any time someone retires or dies we open a slot for a kid out of college to fill that role. Take the bloated federal salary and apply is against their loans - no additional salary.


That will make the millenials want to get people out of government, and frankly it isn't like they could do worse of a job....





Posted by: 18-1 at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (WdocV)

466 I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (MRjKr)


"hyper consumption based on economy."

I didn't know Bernie Sanders posted here.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (2JVJo)

467
417 I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (MRjKr)

Saving humanity and their countrymen's lives? How about all those with cardiac issues who are going to die over legit financial worries?? What about those with mental illness who are barely holding it together as they go through their daily routine, and now have no place to go in the morning and no income?

Just like a commie to create a PRIVILEGED class of afflicted: the American Health System now has Winners and Losers:

Winners: anyone who even ever thought about the Chinese Flu

Losers: Cardiac patients, mentally ill, and oh by the way everybody else because stress kills.
Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 11:54 AM (kgQKM)

I agree with you and I have been on the side of saving lives and humanity since this thing popped on my radar in mid January. We need to save as many lives as possible.
The economy was going to crash anyway before this. Not as drastic of a downturn, but it was beginning in December and January. All the smart money was preparing for it in 2020. COVID-19 is the catalyst.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (MRjKr)

468

If we are going to stop Transgender surgery how are we going to get "BAGS of DICKS"?



Who Dis : Chesty Morgan and Morgan Chase?

Posted by: saf at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (5IHGB)

469 Russia, and South Korea picked human lives and have been successful. Europe picked the economy and look where they are now.
Every country is a model.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:55 AM (MRjKr)

Russia did not shut down.

Russia closed their borders.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (NgKpN)

470 Chris M - The big culprit was a doctor at a children's hospital in Montgomery county who brought it back from overseas and gave it to dozens of his patients families.

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (ZCEU2)

471 457 it's utter failure

Rick Wilson does not know how to apostrophe.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (KxVoZ)

He DOES know how to felch goats, however.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (RD7QR)

472 *sigh of relief
Finally !
Posted by: runner at March 20, 2020 11:57 AM


I know, right?

Posted by: Eric Swalswell at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (DMUuz)

473 We shipped $18,000 worth of parts to our customer in China about a month ago. I wonder if we'll ever see that money?

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (eAZVt)

474 Too much hair on the who dis. Her brain is in danger!

Posted by: River Tam at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (ftFVW)

475 >>It can also simply be panic and overreaction.

Sure. Just like here.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 12:01 PM (ZLI7S)

476 no symptoms so far
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (G546f)


I actually want to get tested, but there's conditions. We have to be "approved."

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 12:01 PM (kgQKM)

477 On March 3rd NY recorded 3 new cases of Kung Flu. Yesterday they reported 2,950. Plot the trend.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:34 AM (ZLI7S)

Not necessarily new cases, but newly-recognized cases. Because testing has yet to catch up to the number of people already infected.

If you can find it, go listen to the Goon Show episode, "The Spon Plague".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2020 12:01 PM (miJU3)

478 But you need to show me one western country, hell throw in Africa and the Middle East that aren't doing versions of the same thing we are doing. Countries like frigging Angola are closing their borders.

This is either a plot by every leader in the world or it is a serious virus. You can choose the biggest plot in the history of the world but that doesn't mean all of us have to agree.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (ZLI7S)

Mexico isn't doing shit. The virus will spread, a bunch of people will get sick, some people will die, and then life will go on as always.

By mid-summer, Mexico's economy will be bigger than what's left in the United States. And it's going to look like Capitalist Heaven in comparison to what we'll be living with.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 12:01 PM (V2Yro)

479 456 Everyone stay out of the barrel. I'm going in to bleach and fumigate it.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (TdMsT)

Huh. Not often you see someone volunteer to go into the barrel.

Reminds me of that joke that ends 'you're not here for the hunting, are you'?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (l4C/z)

480 Our church is holding a regular service on Sunday, with live-streaming for those who are afraid or unable to go out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (ptqGC)


Good for you for keeping your church doors open. We are looking at possibly next week, if Illinois doesn't screw it up. (We live in WI but church is in IL). I wish we had the tech know-how to do on-line streaming, but alas....

Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (lwiT4)

481 Everyone stay out of the barrel. I'm going in to bleach and fumigate it.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (TdMsT)


*present Ladyl with AOSHQ Medal of Freedom and laurel crown

Posted by: runner at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (zr5Kq)

482 From 0 to 125,000 cases: 14 weeks
From 125,000 to 250,000 cases: 9 days

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (CQ3Qb)

483 ace up...

Posted by: Tami at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (cF8AT)

484 It can also simply be panic and overreaction.

***

Yes - the 2009 flu was serious - it killed 150K-600K people.

We didn't do any of what we are doing now.


So why now and to this level?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (WdocV)

485 @428

Dude, this thing is not biblical creeping death, where you are struck down dead instantly.


People get sick, people recover, some needs more aggressive treatment, some die.


This can be managed and mitigated.


You do not tank your economy over this.


This is so insanely disproportionate, it is beyond belief.


Every state I have projects in has stopped all non-essential business operations.


Which means in a weeks time, pretty much 3000 people get laid off.

And In a months time, I get laid off.


My wife works in shipping and logistics.


Every thing is going pear shaped for her.


It continues going pear shaped, she's out of a job in a month's time.


I cannot be dispassionate about this, this is insanity.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (FVrDO)

486 I'm praying for a backlash against all these jumpy fuckhead politicians in a month or so.


Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 11:37 AM (eAZVt)



You won't. It will be filed under "Better safe than sorry."
Posted by: Steve in SoCal


That and "See? Our overreaction kept the deaths to under 300..."

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (sLVyZ)

487 This is either a plot by every leader in the world or it is a serious virus. You can choose the biggest plot in the history of the world but that doesn't mean all of us have to agree.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM



It was call for some perspective. Fully aware that there may be no good choices. Certainly no perfect solution. I'm not sure it's a plot, either, because pols aren't entirely blame. It's also the MSM reporting inducing a panic among panicky people who rushed out to create shortages.

Posted by: Hand at March 20, 2020 12:03 PM (786Ro)

488 Aw shucks, guess falcons gotta eat, but the terror screams of the small bird in his talons got to me. Just now on a neighbors lawn.

Posted by: getting theCOUGHCOUGHHACK at March 20, 2020 12:03 PM (zDFBl)

489 I actually want to get tested, but there's conditions. We have to be "approved."

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 12:01 PM (kgQKM)


Do you have a fever?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 12:03 PM (WrOkn)

490 At the end of the day, I get my information and research from people who have been consistently correct on COVID-19 since mid January. Things have played out just like they said they would. I pray they are wrong and things turn around quickly, but I'm preparing based on their research and analysis along with my own checking their sources.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 12:03 PM (MRjKr)

491 463 445 This is either a plot by every leader in the world or it is a serious virus. You can choose the biggest plot in the history of the world but that doesn't mean all of us have to agree.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (ZLI7S)


Is the "Crisis of Global Warming" a plot by every leader in the world except Trump, or is it a serious problem?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 12:03 PM (V2Yro)

492 Boom!
Pompeo, "chinese virus"

Posted by: Hahahaha at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (/LQkF)

493 As said up thread they have stopped all hospital visits waiting for them to be filled with Wuhan Flu cases.
If you have surgery needed or other debilitating problems your screwed.

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (ZCEU2)

494
482 From 0 to 125,000 cases: 14 weeks
From 125,000 to 250,000 cases: 9 days
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (CQ3Qb)


Sort of like the seasonal flu or the common cold virus, huh?

Posted by: Sooner at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (Fs5vw)

495 Pompeo just said "Chinese Virus". Mob boss don't GAS.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

496 Pam Greer not only looks great but she looks healthy too! Movie chicks these days quite often look skeletal.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (NVYyb)

497 take common sense preventive steps, but if you get wuFlu bfd just take the malaria meds, they say its almost 100% effective.

no need to go nuts and close the planet down.

Posted by: Pliney at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (nzKWW)

498 Russia did not shut down.



Russia closed their borders.
***

Yep. If we want a serious discussion let start talking about how many years all Chinese nationals will be banned from the US. I open with 10.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (WdocV)

499 >>Mexico isn't doing shit. The virus will spread, a bunch of people will get sick, some people will die, and then life will go on as always.


I said western countries. You know as well as anyone that Mexico is a drug cartel posing as a country and it is close to being utterly lawless. Are you saying you want to emulate Mexico?

Russia is a dictatorship. Putin doesn't give a fuck about his people, he cares about keeping the oil flowing.

Seriously, watch Trump's press conference. He is the ultimate capitalist. Do you think he magically became stupid or panicky?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (ZLI7S)

500 Lotsa innumerates looking at the flattish line at the start of the exponential curve and not looking at the brick wall of Italian marble they're driving toward.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 20, 2020 11:36 AM (ykYG2)

Lotsa innumerates seeing an exponential curve and assuming it will go on forever.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (miJU3)

501 The argument always boils down to " man is mortal, therefore the state must control everything"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (6FeV1)

502 Until read the caption thoughg that chocolate chip cookie was shot and died with its heart ripped open

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 12:05 PM (ZCEU2)

503 "The PA map shows most of the cases in the densely populated areas, duh. So the rest of the state has to suffer? Just declare Philly a no-go zone."

His first priority is to punish the people. This has nothing to do with safety.


If the high crime areas are locked down, why would I want them thinking they could come to MY area for some breathing room?

Also, looking at the cases is kind of strange. The very few cases have ages, sexes, and a spread that very much match isolated human trafficking and guy-and-girlfriend meth production arrests. In other words, not the numbers and ages and concentrations you would expect of sick people. Nobody in their 60's, 70's, or 80's or little kids.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 12:05 PM (IMdOQ)

504 Just went to the tweet to tell the CIs fuvkwit to fuck off. The tweet has been deleted.


Howdy, Morons,

Smoking a 12lb Turkey on my 9/80 off Friday. Been going in to work regularly, spending basically half time in the office and the other half here at home working remotely.

Posted by: BifBewalski at March 20, 2020 12:05 PM (VcFUs)

505 "we must make society safe for everyone."

Sure Mario.

Except for babies in someone's womb. Gun owners. People who run afoul of criminals illegally in the country. Republican. Trump. Melania. People who express a contrary opinion to the Dem/left mindset. People who think children should have to wait to make life changing decisions because they're children. People who don't want to be forced to celebrate a relationship they don't agree with.

And we could go on and on.

GFY you Italian Thug Mafioso looking dirtbag tyrant.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 20, 2020 12:06 PM (1Lhet)

506 I'm praying for a backlash against all these jumpy fuckhead politicians in a month or so.

-
Kellyanne Conway@KellyannePolls
Big jump for ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ in new ⁦@ABC⁩ #poll

"55% of Americans approve of the president's management of the crisis, compared to 43% who disapprove."

Last week #s were reversed: 43% approve; 55% disapprove
Approval among Dems doubled

Programming routines

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 20, 2020 12:06 PM (+y/Ru)

507 460
Bro, I'm only repeating what 95% of economists, financial experts, doctors, virologists, and epidemiologists have stated.



Posted by: it begins







And experts have said MILLIONS in the US will die from this.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 12:00 PM (sLVyZ)


Yep 95% of experts agree that if Millions! don't die then Trump's policies saved the day! Right ,"it begins"?

LOL Statistics, what can't they prove?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2020 12:06 PM (FohVc)

508 ***peeks head through the door***


At least the barrel looks nice. Did someone clean it??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 20, 2020 12:07 PM (SENHs)

509 Lotsa innumerates seeing an exponential curve and assuming it will go on forever.

Now you know the early morning panic of every global warmist watching a thermometer.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 12:07 PM (IMdOQ)

510 Not that I'm advocating marshal law but maybe we should cancel the presidential election because of this unprecedented national emergency....I mean we're 85% there already... did the left think about that aspect? President Trump for Life!///

Posted by: lin-duh at March 20, 2020 12:07 PM (UUBmN)

511 I believe the current state of affairs is just a lot of politicians trying to save their phoney-baloney jobs. Harrumph!

We have created a society afraid of risk. So politicians impose closings and bans and more politicians pile on, trying to out-do each other in the eyes of voters.

They don't care about the consequences. Gov Cuomo isn't personally running out of TP and fresh eggs. The Colorado governor isn't going to lose time at work. And so on.

Also, we live in an internet age where every crisis is ABSOLUTLEY THE WORST THING EVER and we've got to take extreme measures because of fear!

Totally fucked up situation and I have no idea how it will play out. I just Thank God Hillary isn't President.

That's all I have right now.

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 20, 2020 12:07 PM (iTXRQ)

512 "Yep. If we want a serious discussion let start talking about how many years all Chinese nationals will be banned from the US. I open with 10."

At my alma mater, there are 5,700 Chinese nationals out of a total enrollment of 49,000. That's a lot of Chinks!

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 12:07 PM (eAZVt)

513 >>Is the "Crisis of Global Warming" a plot by every leader in the world except Trump, or is it a serious problem?

You mean the one that both China and Russia are ignoring along with us and no other country is actually meeting the goals set by the Paris Accords?

No, of course not.

If you think this is all fake then fine. I don't think Trump is either fooled or lying and he absolutely disagrees with you and he knows a hell of a lot more than either of us what is really happening. And he has earned my trust.

But everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 12:07 PM (ZLI7S)

514 And the anti-panic panic has returned.

Get a grip folks. Shutting the country down for 8 weeks (or how ever long it is) isn't going to destroy our economy.

Have some faith in ourselves.

I'll be signing out for a few hours or even the weekend. I have enough issues to deal with, without all the doomcasting.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 20, 2020 12:07 PM (PHotS)

515 Again looking at the 2009 flu pandemic

20% of the world's population infected150K-600K dead.

Current Wuhan Flu numbers
250K infected
10K dead

Should we have done what we are doing now in 2009?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 20, 2020 12:07 PM (WdocV)

516 Plus you can't get Lysol for love or money.these days.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (+y/Ru)

20 oz., same as in town.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 12:08 PM (1CjJc)

517 Well my lunch is ready, actually from 5am since I went to work not knowing the state was closed.
And since its afternoon can one start drinking?

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 12:08 PM (ZCEU2)

518 This is either a plot by every leader in the world or it is a serious virus. You can choose the biggest plot in the history of the world but that doesn't mean all of us have to agree.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 11:58 AM (ZLI7S)

It defies reason that the body count wouldn't be higher--especially since the virus has been here since at least December--and given the fact that it was only about a week ago when many people started taking precautions.

I get being proactive.
I don't get making people panic.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 20, 2020 12:08 PM (CqE5x)

519 Like I said - the last of the masks are finally dropping. Never assume the guy next to you isn't itching to let his inner dictator loose, just because you both agree on a few customs and political theories.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 12:08 PM (rIQuo)

520 494


482 From 0 to 125,000 cases: 14 weeks

From 125,000 to 250,000 cases: 9 days

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (CQ3Qb)




Pandemic Cheerleader say what?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2020 12:08 PM (FohVc)

521 I can't remember what movie it was but she was being held prisoner by these stereotypical bigoted southerners and she thought she was getting away. And then one of the guards catches her and assures the others that he was "just letting this big be-jugged (racial slur involving jig) take a walk". And I busted out laughing because I could not believe anyone would even write that line let alone put it in a movie.

Pam was a bit rocky at first in her roles but by Jackie Brown she was all professional and skilled.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 12:08 PM (KZzsI)

522 Oh grammie
I hope the barrel is on lockdown today.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 20, 2020 12:08 PM (TYQsd)

523
Russia is a dictatorship. Putin doesn't give a fuck about his people, he cares about keeping the oil flowing.

Seriously, watch Trump's press conference. He is the ultimate capitalist. Do you think he magically became stupid or panicky?
Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 12:04 PM (ZLI7S)

Hmmmm.

Russia did not shut down. 'Dictator' Putin has not ordered all his people to stay in their homes, he closed their border.

Now, just where ARE people getting those orders?

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 20, 2020 12:09 PM (NgKpN)

524 "Lotsa innumerates seeing an exponential curve and assuming it will go on forever."

Hockey stick!

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 12:09 PM (eAZVt)

525 515
Again looking at the 2009 flu pandemic

20% of the world's population infected150K-600K dead.

Current Wuhan Flu numbers
250K infected
10K dead

Should we have done what we are doing now in 2009?



Posted by: 18-1 at March 20, 2020 12:07 PM (WdocV)

Shut your mouth!

Posted by: Barky O Numnuts at March 20, 2020 12:09 PM (FohVc)

526 Which means in a weeks time, pretty much 3000 people get laid off.

And In a months time, I get laid off.
My wife works in shipping and logistics.
Every thing is going pear shaped for her.
It continues going pear shaped, she's out of a job in a month's time.
I cannot be dispassionate about this, this is insanity.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 12:02 PM (FVrDO)

And then, in a months time, all the people and businesses that the 300 of you bought things from start to fail, because you aren't buying anymore. And then all their people get laid off. And then all the banks that are no longer getting any mortgage payments fail, and then sales of everything all up and down the economic ladder come to a screeching halt.

This is how a deflationary death spiral starts, this is why many (like me) are saying this is 1930 all over again. That's the last time something as big as this happened here, and it took 20 years for a full recovery, and a new generation. The old generation never recovered what they had lost.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 12:09 PM (V2Yro)

527 Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 12:03 PM (MRjKr)


And who are they? Name them. You are a typical trolling mediaite.

You make claim that are unsubstantiated by references. The reason being either you don't have any or you know they are not what we might consider reliable.

Name them or shut up.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 20, 2020 12:09 PM (1Lhet)

528 Shutting the country down for 8 weeks (or how ever long it is) isn't going to destroy our economy.

Minimum results:

Spike in unemployment
many small businesses shutting forever
contraction in first quarter 2020

And that's for starters.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 12:09 PM (KZzsI)

529 We have created a society afraid of risk. So politicians impose closings
and bans and more politicians pile on, trying to out-do each other in
the eyes of voters.

***

If the Wuhan flu gets serious every one closing sh*t down gets to run on a platform of "I saved everyone I could look at all the stuff I did!" and if it doesn't get serious every one closing sh*t down gets to run on a platform of "I saved everyone because of all the stuff I did!"

In neither case will the follow up question of "at what cost" be asked.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 20, 2020 12:10 PM (WdocV)

530 If not, then...well, maybe we won't NEED those retirement investments.



Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2020 11:40 AM (8erNz)

LOL - way to look for the upside. :-)

Posted by: Iris at March 20, 2020 12:10 PM (lSFe/)

531

We'll prevail in this.


Take a look through our history In our journey to exceptionalism, we have met and survived situations that have destroyed lesser nations.

Assassinations of our leaders, a civil war, 2 world wars,staggering recessions--all met and resolved.

This current problem will be one more issue we met and prevailed over.

NEVER doubt the country or it's people.. We will prevail because we are Americans, and as such are denied the option of failure.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 20, 2020 12:11 PM (KATBx)

532 Do I think we're slamming into a great depression? No, we can climb out of it. But it will take long enough and be hard enough that the media narrative of crashed economy failed Trump grim milestone terrible numbers will be sealed in a lot of people's heads.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 12:11 PM (KZzsI)

533 The average temperature in January this year was 35 degrees. The average temperature HAS JUMPED to 54 degrees this March. At this rate it is going to be in the mid 150's by August!!!!

OH MY GERD

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 20, 2020 12:12 PM (flINI)

534 Plus you can't get Lysol for love or money.these days.

***

It is against the law to have sex for money, how about for lysol and charmin?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 20, 2020 12:12 PM (WdocV)

535 Russia did not shut down. 'Dictator' Putin has not ordered all his people to stay in their homes, he closed their border.

Now, just where ARE people getting those orders?
Posted by: Romeo13 at March 20, 2020 12:09 PM (NgKpN)


Russia is pure capitalist now. On the order of "Deadwood".

Putin knows that the money flowing now is much more than when the party ran everything.

Posted by: jwest at March 20, 2020 12:12 PM (mrrpT)

536 >>It defies reason that the body count wouldn't be higher--especially since the virus has been here since at least December--and given the fact that it was only about a week ago when many people started taking precautions

No, it doesn't. We aren't close to the peak yet. There will be more deaths. For the 100th time, we are just starting to do mass testing. It started on Wednesday and the numbers are now starting to grow. Unsurprisingly.

But what do you think all of these sequester rules are about? They are about keeping people separated and slowing the spread, buying time until a treatment can be developed. That really is what this is all about.

Why do you think Trump shutdown travel to China in January? Why did he shutdown travel to Europe and other hot spots? To slow the spread.

Now explain to me why Trump would purposefully and knowingly bring down the economy over a hoax? How would this be helpful to him or us?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2020 12:12 PM (ZLI7S)

537 It could still scare off other foreign investors,
but I'm just not convinced that Japan will see the action as America
simply walking away from an obligation it doesn't want to pay.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:54 AM (zZbCU)

_________


I've often thought defaulting on our debt would be a feature, not a bug -- as in no other country would risk buying our debt, so the fed.gov would have to stop creating it.

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 12:12 PM (WqPYg)

538 On a more practical side...

How do you make an effective mouse jiggler from common household items?

Posted by: lin-duh at March 20, 2020 12:13 PM (UUBmN)

539
Assassinations of our leaders, a civil war, 2 world wars,staggering recessions--all met and resolved.

This current problem will be one more issue we met and prevailed over.

NEVER doubt the country or it's people.. We will prevail because we are Americans, and as such are denied the option of failure.
Posted by: irongrampa at March 20, 2020 12:11 PM (KATBx)

The country survived those things - a whole lot of individual American's didn't. A whole lot more survived, but saw their lives and their families destroyed forever. That's what it means to live through a time like this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 12:13 PM (V2Yro)

540 Lotta doom, even for a Friday.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 20, 2020 12:13 PM (SENHs)

541 This. Who is being tested? The statistics are all very vague, because the data set is vague. That doesn't mean we should not pay attention to them, but it does mean that we ought to be circumspect.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2020 11:42 AM (sHVgQ)

Presumably they are only testing people who present with symptoms. I don't even know for sure if the present tests can find the WuFlu markers in a person without symptoms. In any case, why waste test materials and time on apparently well people? (except, perhaps, in a limited setting intended to determine the efficacy of such testing)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2020 12:13 PM (miJU3)

542 there is a treatment ... right now. so why go nuts?

Posted by: Pliney at March 20, 2020 12:14 PM (nzKWW)

543 I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (MRjKr)

Commie.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2020 12:15 PM (miJU3)

544 So California and New York are officially shut down.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 20, 2020 12:15 PM (SENHs)

545 528 Shutting the country down for 8 weeks (or how ever long it is) isn't going to destroy our economy."

Actually, yes, it will.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2020 12:15 PM (V2Yro)

546 I've often thought defaulting on our debt would be a feature, not a bug
-- as in no other country would risk buying our debt, so the fed.gov
would have to stop creating it.
***

Yep. The biggest problem of government isn't actually the portion of our wealth it steals but what it uses that money for.


Imagine a world where the government didn't have the resources to ban plastic bags or force Christians to bake gay cakes because it only has enough money to do things like pave the roads and print the currency....


I want to live in that world.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 20, 2020 12:16 PM (WdocV)

547 Did everyone see that video of a girl going through the drive-through screening?

The guy doing the swabbing up the nose must have been looking for brain matter. I couldn't believe how far he stuck that thing into her head.

Posted by: jwest at March 20, 2020 12:16 PM (mrrpT)

548 One reason for the world wide panic is because the Director of W.H.O. gave out statistics that were overblown.

The true death rate won't be known until the season is almost over. You cannot compute the rate at the beginning because the deaths will be larger at first while the number of people infected will be unknown for quite a while.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 20, 2020 12:17 PM (1Lhet)

549 Assassinations of our leaders, a civil war, 2 world wars,staggering recessions--all met and resolved.

I believe it was Churchill who said, "Never have so many bought so much toilet paper for so few". We can become the Greatest-est Generation.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 12:18 PM (gHCnG)

550 Posit:

Government action is a trailing indicator of things, not a leading indicator. The government is now entering the hysteria stage the public was at a week or two ago.

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 20, 2020 11:27 AM (zZbCU)


Yep, agree. I think we are going to see one of two things within #2weeks:
1) several 100K cases of Wuhan Flu with a big percentage critically ill and about 2K dead
2) it fizzles out and these politicians scramble to take credit

I initially thought it was all total bull$h!t but with President Trump talking about invoking the Defense Production Act to get additional manufacture of ventilators, Vice President Pence's requesting industrial-rated N95 masks be donated to hospitals and seeing the big campaign by the Chicoms (and their running-dog lackeys) to deflect blame, I'm beginning to suspect that they inadvertently unleashed something pretty nasty on the world.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 20, 2020 12:19 PM (00fXp)

551 Kung Flu is the least deadly thing you are likely to contact in the barrel.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at March 20, 2020 12:20 PM (ftFVW)

552 Stop panicking, guys.
I think we will probably do a staggered soft reopen, in one or two weeks (praying)
We already have one known treatment, chloroquine, and there's remdesivir in the pipeline
we may have to do more shutdowns in the future, but hopefully they will be local ones as hotspots crop up

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 12:21 PM (G546f)

553 Nay saying our economic ability to come back from this is exactly the same as the nay sayers saying we couldn't come back during Obama.

We had Omaba for eight years this hasn't been eight weeks.

Give me a break.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 20, 2020 12:22 PM (WrOkn)

554 Someone give me some good news, please.

Posted by: Ladyl

Hiya Ladyl !

Posted by: JT at March 20, 2020 12:23 PM (arJlL)

555 One reason for the world wide panic is because the Director of W.H.O. gave out statistics that were overblown.

Yeah the early info was nuts. It turns out the virus isn't nearly as infectious, doesn't last as long on surfaces, or kill as many as originally believed. As more info comes out, I think we'll see how outrageously overblown this was.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 20, 2020 12:23 PM (KZzsI)

556 In Western NY where I live we have had 1 death out of 34 covering a large area. Flu has claimed 17 this month, MSM doesn't mention that. Families of prisoners want them released, even though they are safer behind the fences.

Posted by: Colin at March 20, 2020 12:24 PM (5BCVL)

557

Got things to do that I cant get out of, so y'all have the best day you can.

Just remember you live in the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people.

And that we arrived here by virtue of being governed,not ruled, by a political system unique in history.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 20, 2020 12:24 PM (KATBx)

558 It's not fake outrage, Wilson. I really and truly wish you the beatdown of your life for wishing the virus on the First Lady.

You are truly a lowlife.

Posted by: Chris W at March 20, 2020 12:25 PM (P7iDO)

559 Actually, yes, it will.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Food, trucks, gasoline, electricity, and water are running. The country is running, the economy is not destroyed, it's just not making profits. Entire industries will be returning to the US. That's not just jobs, that's careers.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 12:26 PM (dBiBP)

560 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and California are shut down

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 12:28 PM (ZCEU2)

561 200 More Cuomo: "There is a social compact that we have...we must make society safe for everyone."
Posted by: lizabth at March 20, 2020 11:30 AM (L3Rsz)
-------------------------------
Yes, Dear Leader.
So we must do this EVERY year for the flu too.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 20, 2020 12:28 PM (M/9m0)

562 Don Marshall and maybe Pam Grier. Don Marshall was in Land of the Giants and a couple of Star Trek episodes.

Posted by: CW at March 20, 2020 12:29 PM (cK+uu)

563 Everyone stay out of the barrel. I'm going in to bleach and fumigate it.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (TdMsT)

thermite grenade.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2020 12:30 PM (miJU3)

564 Unsettled weather not the nice day I thought, but going out, besides being in is going to get boring real quick I feel.

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2020 12:35 PM (ZCEU2)

565 527 Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 12:03 PM (MRjKr)


And who are they? Name them. You are a typical trolling mediaite.

You make claim that are unsubstantiated by references. The reason being either you don't have any or you know they are not what we might consider reliable.

Name them or shut up.
Posted by: jakee308 at March 20, 2020 12:09 PM (1Lhet)

Post your links to it's being overblown, here are mine.

Chris Martinson at Peak Prosperty. SGTReport. Dr. John Campbell. (YouTube)
Go to /pol/ and begin with the Corona Virus generals and start with #1. 8kun. They are at 2300ish now. Epoch times. Reddit before it was censored. The Lancet. I've posted links to papers punished everywhere. Reddit before it was censored. Twitter before the Chinese censorship. Twitter virologists, scientists, doctors, and epidemiologists. medRvix. BioVix. NEJM. Mr. Metokur (dark humor but he has been on top of things)

https://pastebin.com/raw/qy5RFpVX

http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/249190033

Here are more sources.

This guy is really good, a bit technical. The molecular biology is best part, but only every 4th or 5th video.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MEDCRAMvideos/videos

Really good china focused web-news. (moron approved.)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBOqkAGTtzZVmKvY4SwdZ2g/videos

Good site for geneology data
https://nextstrain.org/ncov

Steve Bannon's podcast. 1/2 financial, but he is always ahead of the news.
https://pandemic.warroom.org/

Good samizdat out of china
https://twitter.com/phdparody

Jennifer Zeng is reporter for Epoc times. good translated info.
https://twitter.com/jenniferatntd

My favorite update site
https://nucleuswealth.com/articles/updated-coro
navirus-statistics-cases-deaths-mortality-rate/

The only reddit site which is uncensored (so, quarantined.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/Wuhan_Flu/


You next, playa!

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 12:37 PM (MRjKr)

566 Working from home. I'm on my break.

Posted by: Weasel at March 20, 2020 12:39 PM (MVjcR)

567 PORUS is kicking ass at the presser.

Posted by: BifBewalski at March 20, 2020 12:40 PM (VcFUs)

568 Walmart has announced they are hiring 150,000 workers and offering up to 500 million in bonuses.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 20, 2020 12:41 PM (SENHs)

569 POTUS stoopid Autocucomber

Posted by: BifBewalski at March 20, 2020 12:41 PM (VcFUs)

570 I don't get making people panic.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 20, 2020 12:08 PM (CqE5x)

People aren't panicking in real life. People have been remarkably orderly and have their business faces on minimizing risk.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 12:42 PM (MRjKr)

571 543 I could go on, but at this point folks are either on the side of saving the materialist and hyper consumption based on economy, or people are on the side of saving humanity and their countrymen's lives.
Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 11:44 AM (MRjKr)

Commie.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2020 12:15 PM (miJU3)

- Commie
- choosing humanity and human lives over money and the economy

Do you even know how Communism works when applied in real life? Serious question btw.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 12:43 PM (MRjKr)

572 this daily media scrum is unreal. Obviously, DJT enjoys playing them. They sound like a room of PRESCHOOLERS

Posted by: politic uber alles at March 20, 2020 01:06 PM (0hOKG)

573 Am I the only one who thinks we are totally and completely fracked?

I don't see much of a plan except "everyone stay home until we have 4 bajillion ventilators". OK, so 4 or 6 months from now, what, everyone just goes back to work? At what job? The employers have all gone bust. Are they just supposed to start right up? We're down and out for a long time.

I don't think the infectious disease people can see outside their laser focus on keeping people from catching this. It's like fighting the Battle of the Bulge in WWII with zero casualties.

I'm theoretically at risk based on my age - so is my wife. And, I've had pneumonia in the past. Our son passed away several month ago so this is a somewhat specious argument, but I can tell you in other circumstances if I was given a choice between me catching this and my son (and potentially grandchildren) having a future, I'll give the kids the chance for a future. I'll be the old folks who can understand the economy would say the same.


Posted by: Name changed to protect the innocent at March 20, 2020 01:22 PM (U2Tva)

574 The Who's Dis female: I dunno but:

didn't we go to the same high school?
Big Hair!
the song "He's So Fine" immediately came to mind

Posted by: m at March 20, 2020 03:38 PM (KXX3K)

575 Here is your chance Sheryl Crow advice on Toilet paper one square right/

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 20, 2020 06:21 PM (FLiOE)

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