Senate Democrats Show They're Determined to Destroy the US Economy; Even Democrat Senator Mitt Romney is Shocked

Unbelievable.

Even Pierre Delecto pronounced himself "shocked" by his fellow Democrats' behavior:


The New York Times first reported that the Democrats "blocked" the bill but then, realizing that the Democrats could be damaged by noting that they "blocked" the bill, successively rewrote their headline until the words "Democrats" and "blocked" were completely ommited.

Now they say "Partisan divide threatens" the bill.

They're playing this game even as three Republicans are out of the Senate due to exposure to the Chinese flu, or testing positive for this.

Amy Klobuchar just announced that her husband is sick from it.

I have news that many Americans are facing right now: my husband John has the coronavirus. We just got the test results at 7 a.m. this morning. While I cannot see him and he is of course cut off from all visitors, our daughter Abigail and I are constantly calling and texting and emailing. We love him very much and pray for his recovery. He is exhausted and sick but a very strong and resilient person.

John started to feel sick when I was in Minnesota and he was in Washington D.C. and like so many others who have had the disease, he thought it was just a cold.

Yet he immediately quarantined himself just in case and stopped going to his job teaching in Baltimore. He kept having a temperature and a bad, bad cough and when he started coughing up blood he got a test and a chest X-ray and they checked him into a hospital in Virginia because of a variety of things including very low oxygen levels which havenít really improved. He now has pneumonia and is on oxygen but not a ventilator.

But Orange Man Bad.

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1 meep

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (d7Ww2)

2 meep motherfuckers!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (d7Ww2)

3 WTF we hate Mitt Romney now!

Posted by: DNC Media at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (datdl)

4 War turtle's hair is on fire.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (T6t7i)

5 and greetings from the hell hole of seattle.

bodies in the streets!
fires in the dumpsters!
here come the zombies!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (d7Ww2)

6 Too back shabby for Mitt? Unpossible!

Posted by: henry at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (J3Rfi)

7 I'm glad this is such a serious crisis that the media/DNC complex is willing to engage in the standard political gamesmanship to destroy Orange Man.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (datdl)

8 As we speak, the Dems are trying to get these items added to coronavirus bill:
-An increase in collective bargaining power for unions
-Heightened fuel emissions standards for airlines
-An expansion of wind and solar tax cuts

Posted by: vrf at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (8ZODY)

9 I guess even Mitt has figured out the Dem obstruction is not a political winner for him.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (T6t7i)

10 No price too high to get OMB!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (SENHs)

11 Meh. What shte downside for Dems. They don't care if the economy crashes.. it works in their favor.

If Trump loses to Biden it's going to be game on for American Civil War II,

Posted by: Bob Dobolina at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (JfJ05)

12 @NKaeding 5 minutes ago

I just got a copy of the Pelosi bill that's floating around town. Lets just say the tax title is VERY different than the Senate bill.

Section begins with a payroll credit for hospitals that provide COVID-19 charity care. Credit is equal to 90% of the charity care provided.There is another credit for "hospital facility expenditures paid or incurred" by hospitals for things such as new structures, and retrofitting. De facto expensing for hospital structures?!

Premium tax credits for health insurance are adjusted. Also, changes to the affordability rules for health insurance premiums are modified too.

You can follow her thread here:

https://tinyurl.com/s5tzdzf

Also:

@rachelbovard

Pelosi's #COVID19 bill is 1,119 pages and contains provisions for "conducting risk-limiting audits of results of elections" so yeah it's really very focused on the crisis at hand.

https://tinyurl.com/uk7ea67

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (cF8AT)

13 How can you expect us to bail out Americans right now knowing that Planned Parenthood is underfunded?!?

Posted by: Nancy Palsi at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (SENHs)

14 Cocaine Mitch on fire now.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (dmYb7)

15 How come to Democrats have come down with Corona V ?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (CqE5x)

16 Wouldn't it be nice if there were an alternative media other than ACE?

Posted by: IanDeal at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (vgGyZ)

17 FIRST!!!!!

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

18 8
As we speak, the Dems are trying to get these items added to coronavirus bill:

-An increase in collective bargaining power for unions

-Heightened fuel emissions standards for airlines

-An expansion of wind and solar tax cuts


Trump needs to say "Those things are not relevant. Get back to me when you're serious about helping the American people." Then walk away from the mic.

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

19 I'll repeat this

To the Democrats this is all a game, none of us are real. We are just props to be used in their Game for Power.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (Mp5k2)

20

The Democrats are evil.

This is beyond repulsive what they are doing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (pS94+)

21 This seems fitting.

https://youtu.be/vfpgpf6QVnI

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 12:13 PM (Zz0t1)

22 To piss of both War Turtle and Rombley means it is a true fuckup by the Dems. They cave today--have to

Posted by: In Exile at March 23, 2020 12:13 PM (hpmES)

23 I have a bad feeling Trump would sign anything to get the stock market to stop falling and Pelosi and Schumer both know this.

Heaven help us if Democrats controlled the Senate, they'd probably have a bill for universal health care and a gun roundup in this bailout.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 12:13 PM (sjTfF)

24 Peter Defecto knows there is a very real possibility his business interests will be nationalized. Fucking dumb ass.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (puu6v)

25 America Held Hostage by Democrats

That should be the headline.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (Mp5k2)

26 Remember when the JEF sent pallets of cash to Iran?
What authority did he use?

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (P4Pk9)

27 Democrats are sick.

What makes me really mad is just like some of ya'' have said - this is about revenge on us for not getting and line and voting for their candidate.

Example: Universities closing and doing online classes. Schools doing the same. EXCEPT - the students who are poor - do you really think they all have laptops? College kids yeah, but there are a lot of kids in my town who don't have a laptop or fi=riggin smart phone. Hard to believe I understand, but come on!

Posted by: satrose at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (nycWw)

28 So Democrats have decided to use a worldwide pandemic to blackmail Republicans into agreeing to crazy leftwing policies having nothing to do with the issue and Benson's solution is for Republicans to give in?

It's genius leadership like that that got us into this mess.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (ZLI7S)

29 Trump needs to tweet a screen shot of the original NY Times headline.


"Democrats Block Emergency Aid"

or whatever it was exactly

Posted by: illiniwek at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (Cus5s)

30 I regret to announce that all meeping is now under mandatory quarantine until further notice, pursuant to joint recommendations from ACME and the CDC.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (NWiLs)

31 We are clearly at war with powers and principalities. Unconscionable.

Posted by: Old Dude at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (LGXGf)

32 The B.U.n.n.Y.b.o.I.L.E.R. Act of 2020.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (41rs/)

33 "20

The Democrats are evil.

This is beyond repulsive what they are doing."

This power grab isn't being kept in the dark.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (puu6v)

34 25 America Held Hostage by Democrats

That should be the headline.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (Mp5k2

Trump Holds America Hostage By Not Signing Democrat Relief Bill.


How did we do??

Posted by: MSM at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (SENHs)

35 Fuck these people

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (YN2EG)

36 Riding out the stupid here, boss.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (ifmtJ)

37 Heaven help us if Democrats controlled the Senate, they'd probably have a bill for universal health care and a gun roundup in this bailout.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 12:13 PM (sjTfF)

Bet on it.

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (X/Pw5)

38 Wife is heading out to do Uber Eats for a while. She's out of work now and we can't get through to the Workforce Commission to register for unemployment.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (Zz0t1)

39 this is the most despicable thing I have ever seen the Dems pull.

truly disgraceful, petty and mean.

Posted by: Shoey at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (lg4FP)

40 What would some some face-saving fig leaves be?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2020 12:16 PM (aKsyK)

41 Time to start over.

Posted by: National Divorce at March 23, 2020 12:16 PM (fNWtj)

42 The tell is the Democrats masters the media want the country to be shut down at least a month, admonishing anyone going out of their residence.

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 12:16 PM (ZCEU2)

43 >>> Standing in the way of a critically needed rescue package is irresponsible and reckless.

Only if you care about the people in this country mittens. If your real concern is gaining power, blunting tragedy is not in the interest of your objectives.

Now mittens sit back and watch the media blame the situation on anyone who isn't communist.

Remember then, you're on their side. This is whom you threw in with. This is your team now. You are their pet (R) they need for "bipartisanship".

You are just as much at fault for this as they are, if not more. You're the enabler. Every time you've mischaracterized them as honorable, and genuinely concerned for the good of the US, YOU enabled them to harm us.

You are either a liar or far too naive to be in politics. Take your pick mittens.

Posted by: mikethemoose at March 23, 2020 12:16 PM (Y6UV7)

44 I'm looking forward to the self-congratulatory breast-beating when this mass panic attack passes about "American Strong." Hopefully some Chinese factory is pumping out the t-shirts and bumper stickers.

Posted by: Ripley at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (MxEKc)

45 39 this is the most despicable thing I have ever seen the Dems pull.

truly disgraceful, petty and mean.

Posted by: Shoey at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (lg4FP)

These are the ideological descendants of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot. What did you expect?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (NWiLs)

46 I am very close to wishing that all the Plagues of Egypt be inflicted on the Democrats.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (Mp5k2)

47 dems can kiss my ass. How do they even have a constituency at this point?

On the plus side. I'm working with no pants and growing a beard.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (+0AKE)

48 Abortion Uber Alles

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (G2z01)

49 42 The tell is the Democrats masters the media want the country to be shut down at least a month, admonishing anyone going out of their residence.


I'm taking note of EVERYONE I know who is hectoring in this vein.

I will never trust any of them. Not ever again.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (j9HX3)

50 What would some some face-saving fig leaves be?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2020 12:16 PM (aKsyK)


"Just cave to their demands, as usual." -- The GOPe

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (aS1PU)

51 Evil, Vile, Insane, Etc

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (SENHs)

52 Yep. They figure if they destroy the economy, a democrat will be elected.

That's all they care about. Their own agenda.

I have a stepson with a young child who is hoping for some sort of financial assistance. I told him yesterday that the Democrats have stopped it. If anyone else knows young adults in a similar situation, I would recommend telling them WHY they are not getting any relief money.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (ZCiJZ)

53 @rachelbovard

It also bails out the postal service.

Ah, yes, requiring early voting will save us all from #COVID19.

Also, guys, let's maybe focus on restricting stock buybacks and executive compensation with taxpayer loans and save the woke-scolding for later?

(Pay equity section)

https://tinyurl.com/upyqm8e

She has images of the relevant sections on the thread:

https://tinyurl.com/upyqm8e






https://tinyurl.com/uk7ea67

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (cF8AT)

54 Mutt Rombley was, is and always will be a fvcking disgrace. Nothing will ever change this fact.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (KxVoZ)

55 It doesn't help that the Repukes are pushing for additional H1B's and the expansion of the "buy your citizenship" visa. They're all horrible people.

Posted by: WOPR at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (ajxRf)

56 I'm trying to start a Chinese collusion rumor

https://twitter.com/votermom/status/
1242118132241764352

Is #NancyPelosi Colluding with #China to destroy America with bio-warfare?
#PelosiHatesAmericans

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (G546f)

57 dems are killing the economy and the citizenry

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (0O7c5)

58 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (zZbCU)

59 @23 Probably? Certainly. The Democrat party is the most corrupt, dishonest and deeply insidious entity on the planet. No fan of these sorts if bail outs - they are the Maguffin that these crisis situations are bent into seeking - but the shamelessness of the Democrat Party is a stench no honest person can bear.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (nMj2X)

60 Remember when the JEF sent pallets of cash to Iran?
What authority did he use?
Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (P4Pk9)

The "Pallets of Cash" were Swiss Francs and Gold Bullion, not US Dollars.

Posted by: Surfperch, Sheltering in Place at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (tVQUs)

61 How do they even have a constituency at this point?



Orange Man Bad Mental Illness> common sense

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (ZCiJZ)

62 I'd like to comment but I am just speechless. I can't believe how we are being totally f'd over. On top of everything the damned snow that was supposed to hold off til this afternoon has already started.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (QzF6i)

63 "37 Heaven help us if Democrats controlled the Senate, they'd probably have a bill for universal health care and a gun roundup in this bailout.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 12:13 PM (sjTfF)

Bet on it."

Even now the Left is calculating how much of the Green New Steal they can implement prior to November.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (puu6v)

64 dem's cry give us abortion or we give you death

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 23, 2020 12:19 PM (0O7c5)

65 They cannot allow the economy to recover. They would rather enter a depression than have 4 more years of Trump.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:19 PM (JRaU+)

66 Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (cF8AT)

No way those asshats generated 1200 pages of dumbassery in a day or so. This was totally pre-planned.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 23, 2020 12:19 PM (Xesvh)

67 Stimulus bad. Democrats larding stimulus up with every wet dream leftist spending idea, worse. Republicans pumping money into big pharma and bailing out huge corporations AGAIN at the expense of Americans, even worse. Its just a snowball of crap aimed right at all of us that will bloat the debt even further.

And just at the time when it appears we might be seeing an actual end to this all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:19 PM (KZzsI)

68 THIS IS NOT FUNNY, NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 23, 2020 12:19 PM (bDqIh)

69 The progressive twitter parasites are very assmad that #DemocratsAreDestroyingAmerica has been trending all morning. They are desperately trying to get their own hashtags trending to replace it and failing miserably.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 23, 2020 12:19 PM (datdl)

70 If everyone is dependent on the government the government is all powerful and has the public on a leash

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 12:19 PM (ZCEU2)

71 Can Trump close the Markets? Until this passes? The Markets were closed for 15 days after 9/11

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (dKiJG)

72 also bails out the postal service.

-

It's spelled Amazon, except with the taxpayers covering retirement.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (41rs/)

73 Is #NancyPelosi Colluding with #China to destroy America with bio-warfare?

#PelosiHatesAmericans

Well, that fits in with my theory that China is doing this in an opportunistic manner. They don't care how many Chinese die, they control a lot of drug manufacturing and can hold the world hostage. Chinese hegemony for the win.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (ZCiJZ)

74 TWC's servers aren't equipped to handle the volume of request. There are usually about 10,000 hits a day...it's 10x that now. I actually feel sorry for the call center people right now. They are getting reamed and they are some of the lowest paid in the agency.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (UUBmN)

75 Pelosi and Schumer are demanding airline fuel emissions, wind and solar tax credits, and increased collective bargaining power for unions in the pandemic relief package. Its not just abortion. Its like a checklist of leftist ideas.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (KZzsI)

76 67 Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (cF8AT)

No way those asshats generated 1200 pages of dumbassery in a day or so. This was totally pre-planned.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 23, 2020 12:19 PM (Xesvh)

Congress doesn't write bills. Literally. Lobbyists do. They probably just assembled all those longstanding wishes into one package.

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (Zm+LZ)

77 Tanking the economy is all they got to Get Trump.

It won't work.

Posted by: torabora at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (EqMbh)

78 Amy's husband is a dumb motherfucker. Why wait so long to seek testing and treatment with all of the alleged symptoms for so many days.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (5IbVn)

79 And just at the time when it appears we might be seeing an actual end to this all.


honestly at this point - no deal

this is like TARP all over again!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (j9HX3)

80 F' em all... I'm in a pissy mood

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (5bxa0)

81 If everyone is dependent on the government the government is all powerful and has the public on a leash

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You stupid rubes wouldn't give us universal healthcare coverage. Then you went out and bought guns. But we found a way. We will control you.

- The tyranical left

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (sX1BW)

82 80 Amy's husband is a dumb motherfucker. Why wait so long to seek testing and treatment with all of the alleged symptoms for so many days.


maybe he was hoping for the sweet release of death

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (j9HX3)

83 Maybe War Turtle will end the filibuster and get some shit done.
I sense this is just the latest rake the donkey-communists have stepped on.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (pw+jk)

84
The "Pallets of Cash" were Swiss Francs and Gold Bullion, not US Dollars.
Posted by: Surfperch, Sheltering in Place at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (tVQUs)

Fine I will take gold

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (P4Pk9)

85 The Democrats see this bill as a big Christmas Tree to lard up with their hobby horses whilst also ensuring Trump gets no credit for anything.

Petty vicious evil people should never be allowed within 50 miles of any lever of power.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (Mp5k2)

86 Amy, make he a "hot dish"? That worked so well for you in Iowa. ha ha

Posted by: Kemp at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (g9dL3)

87 41 Time to start over.
Posted by: National Divorce at March 23, 2020 12:16 PM (fNWtj)

"I think about meteors. The purity of that. Boom. Start again."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (ifmtJ)

88 Anyone shocked by the dems doing shit like this hasn't been paying attention.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (Zz0t1)

89 Kilmeade just said that the dems were all set to vote yes--even Pelosi said so--but then changed their tune when they found out that a number of republican senators would not be ale to vote due to the virus/quarantine. That's why they flipped; they saw an opportunity. It's despicable.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (sGotD)

90 Tanking the economy is all they got to Get Trump.


-----------

Make no mistake. This is not to get Trump.

This is to get YOU!

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:21 PM (sX1BW)

91 Trump needs to hit the Dems with this and hit them hard. Call out facts, name names, shame the unshamable.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (E+OcO)

92 Hope Trump doesn't give in because he's desperate...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (5bxa0)

93 I am become meep.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (jvCdG)

94 I suspect that if Wuhan Virus was meant as a bioweapon, we were not the target. Hong Kong was. But it got away from the Chinese and tore them up inside, but since they were trying to hide that anything at all was happening, they went on business as usual and spread it through the world.

It almost certainly was active months before anyone admitted it. Ever wonder why so many NBA players have the crud? They had a bunch of exhibition games back in October, in China...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (KZzsI)

95
No way those asshats generated 1200 pages of dumbassery in a day or so. This was totally pre-planned.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead


There's a hard drive(s) in a server farm filled with bad ideas that they can access at any time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (aKsyK)

96 There is one upside to this panic, illegals around here are starting to self deport because of lack of under the table work and all of the restaurants closing.


The local lefty newspaper has the sadz about it.

The only bitch is, they will be back once this passes. But the DWI numbers will go way down while they are gone.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (JUOKG)

97 >>> How do they even have a constituency at this point?

A good chunk of the modern left firmly believes it would be a GOOD thing, no absolutely necessary thing, that all economies collapse and 90% of all living people die...Tomorrow. It's our only hope.

To them Democrats are too conservative. They aren't wrecking the economy nor killing people fast enough.

Posted by: mikethemoose at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (Y6UV7)

98 Times must have gotten "the call".

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (jvCdG)

99 80 Amy's husband is a dumb motherfucker. Why wait so long to seek testing and treatment with all of the alleged symptoms for so many days.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (5IbVn)

Could be you just want to believe you don't have it. I could see myself doing the same.

For what it's worth I hope he recovers.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (j3npP)

100 Iran accuses the US of unleashing the WuHan Flu.

It must be really killing the Ayatollahs

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (Mp5k2)

101 Objectively, Schumer is the wrong person to have delivering these messages. He is just not good at this type of thing. Durbin is better at it, even if their aims are the same.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (JRaU+)

102 Trump will sign whatever hits his desk.


Only Mitch can stop this.

Posted by: National Divorce at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (fNWtj)

103 I suspect that if Wuhan Virus was meant as a bioweapon, we were not the
target. Hong Kong was. But it got away from the Chinese and tore them
up inside, but since they were trying to hide that anything at all was
happening, they went on business as usual and spread it through the
world.



It almost certainly was active months before anyone admitted it.
Ever wonder why so many NBA players have the crud? They had a bunch of
exhibition games back in October, in China...



HK might have been the target, but destroying the economies of the West was a bonus that they did not mind either. IMHO.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (ZCiJZ)

104 Didn't the senate allow a Democrat senator to vote remotely after he had a stroke a while back? They said the vote to kill the bill was 47 to 47. Did they need 60 votes? If not, why couldn't Pence break the tie?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (QzF6i)

105 How much would they applaud a hurricane or an earthquake or other natural disaster on top of this mess.

Posted by: Abby at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (SM/op)

106 They should just pass what McConnell wants one by one and make Democrats vote against it instead of one omnibus.

Like Hospital funding, unemployment benefits, etc.

But I guess I'm the minority here and feel much of this "WE NEED ELEVENTY TRILLION IN BAILOUTS!" subsides in a couple weeks. Which is why they are eager to pass it now.

Sort of like Democrats insisting on a gun control bill before a mass shooting victims body has gone to room temperature.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (sjTfF)

107 The Spending bill for coronavirus stimulus is stalled in the Senate because a number of Republicans or out with the virus and the Democrats are being stick in the mud communists wanting everything from the kitchen sink to the country store. Frankly I don't GAD whether they pass any of the shit or not, and I sure don't think we should give PeeLousy even the time of day. She is playing politics with people's lives now and should be called out for it.


https://tinyurl.com/rk2xczf

Posted by: Vic at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (mpXpK)

108 The reason the Dems would even DARE pull this stunt is because it worked so well against Bush after Katrina and during the 08 financial collapse. They got away with it then, they think they will get away with it now.

Yet another unseen cost of neocon/RINO c*ckery.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (datdl)

109 America has a fever, and the only cure is more government!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi channeling Bruce Dickenson at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (oh+79)

110 I think Pelosi is too far gone for face-saving.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (oVJmc)

111 So because we have Senators"missing" they can get whatever they want?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (5bxa0)

112 So Rmoney wasn't shocked that the Senate wouldn't vote to convict Trump of non-crimes.

He's like a political taint.

Posted by: torabora at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (EqMbh)

113 This is like somebody getting the long face from the doctor, maxing the credit cards, mortgaging the house and going to Vegas. Comes back, and, oopsie, doc had the wrong chart and it's hayfever. Bankruptcy court. Having said that, where's my money Schumer?

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (C1Lsn)

114 Iran accuses the US of unleashing the WuHan Flu.

It must be really killing the Ayatollahs


One can only hope.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (SchxB)

115 1 meep

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (d7Ww2)
2 meep motherfuckers!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (d7Ww2)


Nurse, very glad to see that you are conserving "meeps" in case they get rationed!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (BiNEL)

116 Tanking the economy is all they got to Get Trump.

It won't work.

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30% unemployment with half of small businesses shutting their doors, and the Democrats telling those families they'll give them $1000 a month indefinitely?

It will work.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (41rs/)

117 Trump will sign whatever hits his desk.


Only Mitch can stop this.

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At some point Trump needs to use the bully pulpit on this.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (sX1BW)

118 schumer NEEDS to get covid-19

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (8D42x)

119 Nice to see the wonders of 1981 software again.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (E+OcO)

120 Is Dr. Guy Benson asking for Republican Failure theater?

Posted by: Inogame at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (+2xjH)

121 I saw a bunch of idiots commenting yesterday that the senate Democrats are doing this because it's bailing out businesses, not helping the workers. The stupid, it burns.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (Ez6QX)

122 Trump needs to say "Those things are not relevant. Get back to me when you're serious about helping the American people." Then walk away from the mic.


^^^^THIS!^^^^

PDT would be perfectly justified to do so. Call out the Prog Imbecile Democrats.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (HaL55)

123 This is a good time for:

NUKE CLEAR OP SHUN
NUKE CLEAR OP SHUN
NUKE CLEAR OP SHUN
NUKE CLEAR OP SHUN

It's that serious, isn't it?

Posted by: Minuteman at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (uDIsU)

124 We are sorry to report that Joe Biden has passed away from the Corona Virus. Please join us in rallying behind our Chinese unity candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Future News at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (ajxRf)

125 Klobuchar's husband thought it was a cold, so he did what is being recommended for those who think they have a cold.

Prayers for his recovery.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (KxVoZ)

126 I think Pelosi is too far gone for face-saving.

Her next face will be Chinese.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (Mp5k2)

127 119 Trump will sign whatever hits his desk.


Only Mitch can stop this.

That's what I'm afraid of

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (5bxa0)

128 One meep
Two meep
Red meep
Blue meep

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (NWiLs)

129 "These are the ideological descendants of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot. What did you expect?"

I was hoping for something short of

"we'll burn this mother to the ground if we don't get our way"

I guess expecting any sort of rational behavior from them at any time is an unrealistic expectation

Posted by: Shoey at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (lg4FP)

130 Even Democrat Senator Mitt Romney is Shocked

He's not shocked.

He's pissed that the Dem-Cong made their hatred of the loss of power so blatant and obvious that even Rom-ster can't cape for them.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 23, 2020 12:26 PM (7JECj)

131 Didn't the senate allow a Democrat senator to vote
remotely after he had a stroke a while back? They said the vote to kill
the bill was 47 to 47. Did they need 60 votes? If not, why couldn't
Pence break the tie?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (QzF6i
===
Yep need 60 votes to move forward.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 23, 2020 12:26 PM (pw+jk)

132 "122 Is Dr. Guy Benson asking for Republican Failure theater?"

He has the prescription in his hands.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2020 12:26 PM (puu6v)

133 Trump needs to say "Those things are not relevant. Get back to me when you're serious about helping the American people."

I agree, but he should say it any time an asinine question gets asked. If someone says something stupid, hit them with that and move on without answering. "That is not relevant to our ongoing efforts to help the American people through this health crisis. Next?"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:26 PM (KZzsI)

134 30% unemployment with half of small businesses shutting their doors, and the Democrats telling those families they'll give them $1000 a month indefinitely?

It will work.



That's a pitiful sum compared to what they were making before the ChiComs chose to attack us.

I don't think that will work, not as any type of long-term solution. People need to get back to work.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 12:26 PM (HaL55)

135 Aguaaaaa.......

aguaaaaaaaaaaaa.........

Posted by: Arbol de la Libertad at March 23, 2020 12:26 PM (jvCdG)

136 meep futhermucking meep, futhermuckers!

Posted by: meeping meeper whut meeps at midnight noonish at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (QzJWU)

137 108 They should just pass what McConnell wants one by one and make Democrats vote against it instead of one omnibus.

Like Hospital funding, unemployment benefits, etc.

But I guess I'm the minority here and feel much of this "WE NEED ELEVENTY TRILLION IN BAILOUTS!" subsides in a couple weeks. Which is why they are eager to pass it now.

Sort of like Democrats insisting on a gun control bill before a mass shooting victims body has gone to room temperature.
Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (sjTfF)

The liquidity need should be temporary. Ideally we'd lend the money and then have them pay us back in a few months by taking out regular debt after the panic subsides.

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (Zm+LZ)

138 The only thing we have to meep, is meep itself.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (Zz0t1)

139 I guess expecting any sort of rational behavior from them at any time is an unrealistic expectation
Posted by: Shoey at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (lg4FP)

I think that's been an unrealistic expectation for a long time. That's why I am disgusted but not at all surprised, not even in the slightest little bit, by their actions. They hate America and hate Americans.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (NWiLs)

140 @rachelbovard 2 minutes ago

Schumer is now refusing to allow Republican senators to speak on the floor. Refusing to allow the quorum call to be suspended.

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (cF8AT)

141 Local muni's here are hooked on DWI and speed trap revenue like you would not believe. That monkey is going to dig its claws in hard.

Posted by: klaftern at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (RuIsu)

142 So a meep too far?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (Mp5k2)

143 It's not going to be Hillary. It's going to be Cuomo. He's going to save New York and then be the East/West coast savior candidate.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (QzF6i)

144 I think it would be great if stupid partisan squabbling just killed this idiotic "stimulus" package. At least its likely to delay it long enough we can see if the new treatment really works as well as it is hoped.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (KZzsI)

145 HK might have been the target, but destroying the economies of the West was a bonus that they did not mind either. IMHO.





Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM

---

Uh, if the US economy tanks, so does China's as we support over 60% of their economy just with the stuff we buy.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (JUOKG)

146 The only thing we have to meep, is meep itself.

Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (5bxa0)

147 106
Didn't the senate allow a Democrat senator to vote remotely after he had
a stroke a while back? They said the vote to kill the bill was 47 to
47. Did they need 60 votes? If not, why couldn't Pence break the tie?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (QzF6i)

They needed 60 because a democrat objected to unanimous consent. Pence was at the press conference.

Posted by: Kemp at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (g9dL3)

148 76 Pelosi and Schumer are demanding airline fuel emissions, wind and solar tax credits, and increased collective bargaining power for unions in the pandemic relief package. Its not just abortion. Its like a checklist of leftist ideas.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM


You say that like it's a Bad Thing.

Posted by: James Clyburn at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (DMUuz)

149 The "Pallets of Cash" were Swiss Francs and Gold Bullion, not US Dollars.

Posted by: Surfperch, Sheltering in Place at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (tVQUs)

Hast thou a link for this?
My faulty memory does not remember this ever being stated at the time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (BiNEL)

150 How do they even have a constituency at this point?



Orange Man Bad Mental Illness> common sense
Posted by: shibumi



From last thread, trolls aren't all bad. I went trolling last night as soon as this news broke.

Right on schedule, defenders of libs came out of the woodwork. Now they are choking on it since more of the shenanigans are being brought to light.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (2GjZZ)

151 alternate analogy headline

Democrat Arsonists Block Firetrucks on Roadway(demand payment or will "burn it all down")

Posted by: illiniwek at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (Cus5s)

152 Oh shit.

I just realized that the GOP can cancel their convention without any problems.

The Dems' are fucked.

HAHAAHAHAH~!!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (7JECj)

153 Only Mitch can stop this.



That's what I'm afraid of


As angry as he appears to be, I doubt he's in a mood to compromise.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (T6t7i)

154 And the difference between conservatives and progressives? We hear about Klobuchar's husband, and wish him a quick recovery. Rick Wilson on the other hand suggests that Melania should get infected.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (rpbg1)

155 Collins is upset, the graft has put on hold. How dare you!

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (JRaU+)

156 128 Her next face will be Chinese.


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (Mp5k2)

That would be an improvement. Her current face is the North end of Southbound mule.

Posted by: Vic at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (mpXpK)

157 Member when RBG worked from home?

Posted by: National Divorce at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (fNWtj)

158 To hell with senatorial traditions. Set them up to be able to vote remotely. If we can't set up secure VPN for 100, 535 if we extend to the House as well, congress critters then we are not a first world country.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (T9Hmo)

159 Well the last 874 Dem ops to take down Trump worked really well. I don't see why this will be any different.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (jvCdG)

160 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?

Me either. The only meep I know is what Beaker says when Dr Benson Honeydew is blowing up the lab

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (KZzsI)

161 Schumer is now refusing to allow Republican senators to speak on the floor. Refusing to allow the quorum call to be suspended.
Posted by: Tami


How? Schumer doesn't run shit but his mouth.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (2GjZZ)

162 don't think that will work, not as any type of long-term solution. People need to get back to work.

-

The democrats don't care about that. At all.

There's an election coming up. Here's free money, scared people who watched their world collapse and are unsure where or when the next job will occur.

They could buy those broken, scared voters with $500 a month.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (41rs/)

163 *Ahem*

Posted by: The Road Runner at March 23, 2020 12:30 PM (t41dG)

164 162 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?

Me either. The only meep I know is what Beaker says when Dr Benson Honeydew is blowing up the lab
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (KZzsI)

The roadrunner! You know, Wile E. Coyote, ACME? What's wrong with you people?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (NWiLs)

165 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?

I thought it was something eleven year old girls do, just say "meep" to everything a grown up says to you.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (SchxB)

166 If $1000/month was the answer, Yang would be the dem's candidate.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (QzF6i)

167 We are sorry to report that Joe Biden has passed
away from the Corona Virus. Please join us in rallying behind our
Chinese unity candidate, Hillary Clinton.


Posted by: Future News at March 23, 2020 12:25 PM (ajxRf)


I'd laugh if I didn't think this is exactly what's going to happen.


Who knew the Coronavirus caused a crushed larynx? I guess that's the "breathing difficulty" part.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (8B6Ng)

168 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?
Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (5bxa0)


It's Nurse's thing.

We're just running with it.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (Zz0t1)

169 Worried about staffers voting on behalf of the old dudes, tie the VPN or voting log in to a retina scan. WE HAVE the capability so gitRdone instead of expecting a commiecrat to do the right thing.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (T9Hmo)

170 Turn to C-span2

Susan Collins speaking...she seems pissed.

Here's how Cspan has her name up:

Sen. Susan Collins
R-Maine
Aging Committee Chair

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (cF8AT)

171 Hast thou a link for this?
My faulty memory does not remember this ever being stated at the time!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (BiNEL)

It is true. My point was what authority did Obama use to send whatever currency

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (P4Pk9)

172 Schumer is now refusing to allow Republican senators to speak on the floor. Refusing to allow the quorum call to be suspended.


Silver-tipped cane in 5....4....3...2...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (oVJmc)

173 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?

Me either. The only meep I know is what Beaker says when Dr Benson Honeydew is blowing up the lab
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


It's what Nurse says when she's first on a thread.
Then, as the Horde is wont to do, took it and applied it to everything.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (2GjZZ)

174 167 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?

I thought it was something eleven year old girls do, just say "meep" to everything a grown up says to you.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (SchxB)

OK, meeper.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (NWiLs)

175 > 100 so reposting Willowed comment.

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Did Rex Harrison and his wife Lily Palmer have five dancing daughters?

-
I'm watching a documentary on Sonny Listen. He was the 24th of 25 children.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (+y/Ru)

176
Only Mitch can stop this.





That's what I'm afraid of

As angry as he appears to be, I doubt he's in a mood to compromise.





Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM


---

And he has a right to be angry. schumer went on TV and said the democrats were onboard with this bill. And now he just $hit on mcconnel in less than 24 hours after saying that.

Even if mcconnell Nukes the filibuster for budget items it won't work as pelosi has already said her way or the highway and she ain't gonna compromise with republicans. And any bill that spends $$$ has to be approved in the House.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 12:32 PM (JUOKG)

177 163 Schumer is now refusing to allow Republican senators to speak on the floor. Refusing to allow the quorum call to be suspended.
Posted by: Tami


How? Schumer doesn't run shit but his mouth.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (2GjZZ)

I guess he lost cuz Susan Collins is now speaking.

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:32 PM (cF8AT)

178 176 167 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?

I thought it was something eleven year old girls do, just say "meep" to everything a grown up says to you.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (SchxB)

OK, meeper.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (NWiLs)

Roadrunner goes meep meep zoom.

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 12:32 PM (Zm+LZ)

179 Schumer TRIED to just have voice votes, where some random DEM would object. However, War turtle saw that, took the voice vote option on the procedural stuff, but allotted an hour for speeches before the reconsideration of cloture vote.

That is when Collins and probably some other endangered GOPers will go all in on this bill. I think Schumer knows the optics are very bad, people need help and he is the man in the way.

Better option would have been to pass something, and then use the house to reconcile it.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:32 PM (JRaU+)

180 Just a reminder...
The political grifters in DC are STILL gonna get paid in perpetuity no matter what happens with the Chinese Lung Rot. A few might get the virus but to most everything remains the same... Only NOW there is MONEY to be made off of making Americans into serfs

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 12:32 PM (flINI)

181 Mary #FlyTheW @mchastain81
1m
Collins tearing apart Schumer. I still cannot believe he made it so she couldn't speak this morning.
*********
When you piss off Pierre Dicklicko & Susie Collins you are indeed stomping on another Garden Rake

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:32 PM (N54ux)

182 FYI word from friend - Doc in MA - the CQ thing is working amazingly!

The Left isn't going to be able to keep the light at the end of this tunnel covered up for long

let's hang tight here!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (j9HX3)

183 I have never seen Collins this animated!

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (cF8AT)

184 Worried about staffers voting on behalf of the old dudes, tie the VPN or voting log in to a retina scan. WE HAVE the capability so gitRdone instead of expecting a commiecrat to do the right thing.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (T9Hmo)


Funny no one worries about RBG's clerks writing "her" opinions that could be the swing vote that screws the entire nation for decades!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (BiNEL)

185 Trump will sign whatever hits his desk.


Only Mitch can stop this.

That's what I'm afraid of
Posted by: It's me donna

_____________

Everyone knows this, including Democrats.

Trump would sign Yang's Universal Basic Income if it gave him a good day on the Dow.

I love Trump, but he's no champion of small government and seems to be eager to trade anything for a short term victory.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (sjTfF)

186 -
--
Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?

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

Ask not for whom the meep meeps, it meeps for you.

Posted by: irright at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (aSKRB)

187 I cannot say what I want to.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (vEIlU)

188 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?

I thought it was something eleven year old girls do, just say "meep" to everything a grown up says to you.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM


Shhhhh. They're on a roll.

Posted by: Otter at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (DMUuz)

189 Only NOW there is MONEY to be made off of making Americans into serfs

not just money to be made but also they will LOVE having us as serfs

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (j9HX3)

190 Manchin now up...

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (cF8AT)

191 And on op of all this stuff I have been unable to put out my temp sensors for about 2 weeks. Every day is either rain or looking like it about to start raining.

Posted by: Vic at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (mpXpK)

192 The democrats don't care about that. At all.

There's an election coming up. Here's free money, scared people who watched their world collapse and are unsure where or when the next job will occur.

They could buy those broken, scared voters with $500 a month.



That's still just a drop in the bucket, and it's not going to last. People will just freak out when it ends. And it will end.

Hopefully, people can better see when they're being bamboozled after three years of The Golden Scalp Weasel (typed with love) proving that the private sector is where it's at now, not with the pittance that the Progs will give them, then take away.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (HaL55)

193 https://tinyurl.com/rvn6thp bailing out the corporations.....people just don't get it.

Posted by: jeff carter at March 23, 2020 12:34 PM (q/+md)

194 Manchin now up...

F' him... turncoat

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:34 PM (5bxa0)

195 I am gonna go out on a limb and delcare any and all aids and support staff for Senators and Congressmen as NON-ESSENTIAL and have them removed from the Capitol Grounds.

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:34 PM (G2z01)

196 The only meep I know is what Beaker says when Dr Benson Honeydew is blowing up the lab

-
I thought it was a reference to the Roadrunner.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 12:34 PM (+y/Ru)

197 "182 Just a reminder...
The political grifters in DC are STILL gonna get paid in perpetuity no matter what happens with the Chinese Lung Rot. A few might get the virus but to most everything remains the same... Only NOW there is MONEY to be made off of making Americans into serfs"

Probably the quickest way to determine how may of the shut down measures actually are necessary would be to suspend federal payroll while distancing is happening.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2020 12:34 PM (puu6v)

198 Manchin is just a weasel

and not the fun kind of weasel

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:34 PM (j9HX3)

199 "Iran accuses the US of unleashing the WuHan Flu.
It must be really killing the Ayatollahs --- One can only hope."

some of the young boys probably got it, asymptomatic ... and somehow the nasty old Ayatollahs all have it now? hmmm, brilliant plan, we should have thought of that sooner.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (Cus5s)

200 Shorter Republican response: "Gosh darnit I'm mad!".

When will our side stop bitching and start going for the throat? Cloture failed because of the Dems. Publicize that until it dies down, THEN try again with LESS items on the table to for them to bargain with. Geez.

Posted by: Dansgirls at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (V25ON)

201 Shhhhh. They're on a roll.


Sort, I thought it was shrooms.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (SchxB)

202 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?


It started with one moron, now it's spreading.



Next begins the pron, binge drinking and ammo hoarding. Then it's Frank Zappa and progressive music.



Friends don't let friends meep.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (8B6Ng)

203 And any bill that spends $$$ has to be approved in the House.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 12:32 PM (JUOKG)

I thought all spending bills had to originatein the house.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (Xesvh)

204 Effective description of what's happening:

@NolteNC

Democrats are wiling to inflict the equivalent of Martial Law on us, but they are not willing to pass a relief package in time to save our 401Ks. . .

Imagine how the market's going to react knowing Democrats are still being obstructionists, even as our economy is shut down.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (bDqIh)

205 Does anybody listen Willard Romney any more? Not even the dog can trust this lying son-of-bitch.

Posted by: Fritz at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (2Mnv1)

206 Do people not remember Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner.

Meep Meep is what the roadrunner says.

Sheesh.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (ifmtJ)

207 That is when Collins and probably some other endangered GOPers will go all in on this bill. I think Schumer knows the optics are very bad, people need help and he is the man in the way.

Better option would have been to pass something, and then use the house to reconcile it.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee


Best option would have been to pass the first one, then tighten up the second one. People out of jobs and hurting will hopefully remember who cost them two weeks pay.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (2GjZZ)

208 McConnell giving Manchin some shit right now...

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (cF8AT)

209 I think the Democrats have already sussed this thing is going to burn itself out, either with time or the cure that is being tried.

That's why their message this morning (through Dementiaface) was to blame Trump for the pain of the *lockdown*.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (jvCdG)

210 It's what Nurse says when she's first on a thread.
Then, as the Horde is wont to do, took it and applied it to everything.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (2GjZZ)


Like that has ever happened here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (BiNEL)

211 208 Do people not remember Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner.

Meep Meep is what the roadrunner says.

Sheesh.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (ifmtJ)

Not everyone had the benefit of a classical education.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (NWiLs)

212 I'm here to chew bubblegum and meep ass.

I'm all out of bubblegum.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (Zz0t1)

213 Mitch is asking ManChin questions on the floor. I love it. He is PISSED.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (JRaU+)

214 151
The "Pallets of Cash" were Swiss Francs and Gold Bullion, not US Dollars.



Posted by: Surfperch, Sheltering in Place at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (tVQUs)



Hast thou a link for this?

My faulty memory does not remember this ever being stated at the time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (BiNEL)

The reason for this is that the treasury would not supply the dollars, because it was illegal. It was mostly Euros, no gold involved.

Posted by: Kemp at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (g9dL3)

215 204 Okay, I guess I'm not here enough or I'm not cool, but WTF is this meep thing?


It started with one moron, now it's spreading.

Get the Lysol ! never mind... Everyones out of it

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (5bxa0)

216 some of the young boys probably got it, asymptomatic ... and somehow the nasty old Ayatollahs all have it now? hmmm, brilliant plan, we should have thought of that sooner.


interesting take!

also the Wuhan Flu seems to hit males far worse than females - and infects men at a higher rate. a sex-segregated society like Iran is gonna get hit HARD

what a shame

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (j9HX3)

217 Rand Paul needs to have a meeting with Chucky Schumer.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (E2o2V)

218 Special shout out to Rick Wilson, Bill Kristol, Tom Nichols, Jen Rubin and all the rest for endorsing and pushing Democrats in the 2018 mid-terms. Bang up job, couldn't have done this without you!

Posted by: El Kabong at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (datdl)

219 is anyone else getting a shit load of micro downloads when using the facebook app? every time i open the app, it seems like there's a shit load of 1-3 second downloads, and i'm not entirely sure what is happening with it.

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (8D42x)

220 209. I agree. I was more referring to the current situation. Its not like Pelosi couldnt muddy it up.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (JRaU+)

221 but but but.

Am I not correct when I say that this is being held up for cloture?

And that cloture really only holds things up because of the "deemed" filibustered rule or whatever that they use now?

that they don't make a senator actually filibuster, they can just claim they would filibuster, and so the senate jumps straight to the cloture vote?

It's BS.

Make the Dems actually go on camera and filibuster this bill. They won't. And you can pass it on straight party lines if need be.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (hr5kG)

222 What is Manchin saying?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (QzF6i)

223 I thought it was a reference to the Roadrunner.

I guess. Always sounded like "beep beep" to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (KZzsI)

224 Give them a face saving fig leaf?
A kick in the nuts would be better.

Posted by: wth at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (v0R5T)

225 Come on! Manchin once shot a rifle through ObamaCare. He's totes and independent and will switch sides any day!!!

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (jvCdG)

226 And any bill that spends $$$ has to be approved in the House.



Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 12:32 PM (JUOKG)



I thought all spending bills had to originatein the house.


Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 23, 2020 12:35 P

---

That was pre-obamacare. Now the House can just "deem" a bill had passed in the House like they did then.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (JUOKG)

227 That's why their message this morning (through Dementiaface) was to blame Trump for the pain of the *lockdown*.


agree totally three dots

you can see the general tone of their communications changing

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (j9HX3)

228 Just a reminder...
The political grifters in DC are STILL gonna get paid in perpetuity no matter what happens with the Chinese Lung Rot. A few might get the virus but to most everything remains the same... Only NOW there is MONEY to be made off of making Americans into serfs"

Probably the quickest way to determine how may of the shut down measures actually are necessary would be to suspend federal payroll while distancing is happening.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat


Trump needs to come out now and say the November elections are suspended indefinitely.

Watch how fast this turns into the common cold.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (2GjZZ)

229 Mary #FlyTheW @mchastain81
1m
Collins tearing apart Schumer. I still cannot believe he made it so she couldn't speak this morning.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (N54ux)

230 Rand Paul needs to have a meeting with Chucky Schumer.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (E2o2V)
........

and give him a hug and a big wet kiss.

Posted by: wth at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (v0R5T)

231 78 63 Democrats are bad people and bad things should happen to them.

I'm sorry to use language like that, but that's how I feel.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (ifmtJ)

Fuck 'em. I hope they all die of COVID19 comorbid with AIDS and ass cancer.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (NWiLs)

I'm willing to accept this.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (ifmtJ)

232 Chad Pergram @ChadPergram
Open argument now on the flr as Manchin and McConnell go at it. Wow.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (N54ux)

233 Manchin is saying that voting for cloture would neuter any sort of DEM goodies included in the bill...which is true I guess.

He is not begging for additional healthcare money, because Obamacare blows.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (JRaU+)

234 there hasn't been an actual true filibuster in the Senate since the early 70's I think.

Bring it back.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (hr5kG)

235 Trump 2020
Meep Meep Motherfuckers!


this is PDT, running wild over the Wile E Coyote democrats. they set all the elaborate traps, and he just meep meeps and defies all of them. they get quashed and look stupid, but they cannot help themselves.

That, and I like it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (d7Ww2)

236 You'll know this is hurting Democrats if the National Review cucks start with the "both sides" bullshit.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (puu6v)

237 That's still just a drop in the bucket, and it's not going to last. People will just freak out when it ends. And it will end.

-

I don't disagree, but this will be the push the Democrats need to get the ball over the goal line. Heck, they were on their own 35 yard line last month and here they are again, winning and moving socialism forward with the most conservative president since Coolidge and during the best economy in 50 years.

You have to admire their ability.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (41rs/)

238 Why in the holy hell should we give the democrats a "face-saving fig leaf" (mixed metaphor, Benson).

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 23, 2020 12:39 PM (H8QX8)

239 Dems taking the House in 2018 may just be the best thing that ever happened to our movement. Sort of like Romney losing in 2012. Benefit of hindsight and all that.

Otherwise they would be claiming that we own *everything* right now and people would buy it.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:39 PM (jvCdG)

240 Actually get to hear Dennis Prager live the first hour as in Philadelphia it is pre-emptive. Anyway he is reading a memo from Twitter anything against the government guidelines will be blocked.

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 12:39 PM (ZCEU2)

241
That, and I like it.

Got it... meep meep!

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:39 PM (5bxa0)

242 >> there hasn't been an actual true filibuster in the Senate since the early 70's I think.



Ted Cruz had a one man Fillibuster not too long back, didn't he?

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:39 PM (G2z01)

243 REVENUE bills originate in the House. Each chamber can write their own SPENDING bills.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:39 PM (JRaU+)

244 Rand did a true to goodness filibuster.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:39 PM (JRaU+)

245 You have to admire their ability.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (41rs/)

They always get their way in the final analysis.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 23, 2020 12:40 PM (H8QX8)

246 It's what Nurse says when she's first on a thread.
Then, as the Horde is wont to do, took it and applied it to everything.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM


Seriously?

Posted by: The Otters at March 23, 2020 12:40 PM (DMUuz)

247 >> That's why their message this morning (through Dementiaface) was to blame Trump for the pain of the *lockdown*.



After several weeks of the Dems and MSM hysterically demanding Trump do a nationwide lockdown.

F#ckers.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 12:40 PM (bDqIh)

248 >>>242 Actually get to hear Dennis Prager live the first hour as in Philadelphia it is pre-emptive. Anyway he is reading a memo from Twitter anything against the government guidelines will be blocked.

Yes, saw this happening last night. Social media is actively shadowbanning and blocking anyone questioning the #ForeverQuarantine narrative.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 23, 2020 12:40 PM (datdl)

249 Ted Cruz had a one man Fillibuster not too long back, didn't he?

Yeah was shortly before the GOP retook the Senate and house. The Republicans were all enraged and terrified he was ruining everything.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:40 PM (KZzsI)

250 Completely believable.

Pelosi sees this as an opportunity to grab power and she is being cut throat about it.

Never let a crisis go to waste and all of that.

Apparently things are getting super testy on the floor of the Senate because Mitch is all burn it down, my child re: Senate comity and is calling out the Dems.

Good for him.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 23, 2020 12:40 PM (mf5HN)

251 Trump 2020

Meep Meep Motherfuckers!





this is PDT, running wild over the Wile E Coyote democrats. they
set all the elaborate traps, and he just meep meeps and defies all of
them. they get quashed and look stupid, but they cannot help
themselves.



That, and I like it.


Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM

---

Road runners are not as fast as they are portrayed in the Cartoons. I ran over one once in the wife's CR-V.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 12:40 PM (JUOKG)

252 244 >> there hasn't been an actual true filibuster in the Senate since the early 70's I think.



Ted Cruz had a one man Fillibuster not too long back, didn't he?
Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:39 PM (G2z01)

...

He and Rand, I do remember that.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 23, 2020 12:40 PM (hr5kG)

253 agree totally three dots

you can see the general tone of their communications changing
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (j9HX3)

We always seem to be on the same page.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:40 PM (jvCdG)

254 The flaw in the Democrats plans is Trump, same as always.
If they think they can get a Democrat elected president off this, they forgot who they're dealing with.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (CqE5x)

255 One of the quarantined Senators should make a dramatic appearance to vote in a plastic bubble. Or hazmat suit.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (TLxpZ)

256 Yes, saw this happening last night. Social media is actively shadowbanning and blocking anyone questioning the #ForeverQuarantine narrative.


seriously?!?!? well that's a tell

this is utter BS now

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (j9HX3)

257 >>It's what Nurse says when she's


checking for a hernia - 'Now Meep'.

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (G2z01)

258 How come to Democrats have come down with Corona V ?
Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (CqE5x)

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that at least a few D's do in fact have the virus, but they understand the game is all about power.

This is the party that wheeled in a semi-conciouscious Ted Kennedy to make a vote. Many other examples, but the point is they'd show up to do their part and the hell with spreading it around.
No doubt they'd already have their supply of the quinine and antibiotic cocktail to keep them going on the side.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (z79tQ)

259 He read Green Eggs and Ham once.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (E2o2V)

260 Dems taking the House in 2018 may just be the best thing that ever happened to our movement. Sort of like Romney losing in 2012. Benefit of hindsight and all that.


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

In the current environment - by current I mean Trump administration - what you really want is the Senate. You can deal with an opposition House. Indeed it provides a foil. At great cost - but still.

What is necessary is to maintain the Senate.

Assuming we all survive the pandemic.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (sX1BW)

261 I wonder if the Democrats would actually attempt a deepfake Biden video or not.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

262 I don't know feel like I'm winning right now and doesn't road runner say that because he is beating Wily coyote?
If you all are answering questions.....what the hell is the Barrel?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (QzF6i)

263 Joe Biden does his "Mr Magoo" impersonation in shadow COVID briefing.

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (3aI0K)

264 Rand Paul needs to have a meeting with Chucky Schumer.


Declare today as "Hug a Progressive Day." To prove were all bipartisan and shit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (HaL55)

265 MEEP!

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (TdMsT)

266 249 >> That's why their message this morning (through Dementiaface) was to blame Trump for the pain of the *lockdown*.


Blame the individual Governors... That's Why, so far, Trump hasn't called for a Nationwide shut down

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (5bxa0)

267 And why does the Barrel need to be cleaned all the time?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (QzF6i)

268 Ease up on the wishing ill of these people.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (dLLD6)

269 262 I wonder if the Democrats would actually attempt a deepfake Biden video or not.


oh they absolutely will

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (j9HX3)

270 The Democrats current playbook is remarkably similar to their hero Wilson's destruction of liberty and personal freedoms in 1918 - liberals and Hollywood love a good remake. Best wake up America.

Posted by: rammajamma at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (SwWMX)

271 262 I don't know feel like I'm winning right now and doesn't road runner say that because he is beating Wily coyote?
If you all are answering questions.....what the hell is the Barrel?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:41 PM (QzF6i)

Nurse Ratched started it by saying Meep meep in place of first(speedy+winning).

I'm not sure what the Barrel is either but I understand we don't want to go there.

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (Zm+LZ)

272 Pelosi tried to ram the GND through but she's a "moderate" compared to AOC. Uh huh. They are all commie shitstains. Every last one. Especially Hero of the Moderates Tulsi.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (jvCdG)

273 according to wiki what Cruz and Rand did was just hold the floor for a long time. It held things up but not the way a filibuster used to.

I'm not the expert but if you read the wiki on senate filibuster rules they state that the senate changed the rules in the 70's that morphed it into a 60 vote institution, for nearly all practical purposes. Was never the framers intent.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (hr5kG)

274 Matt Whitlock @mattdizwhitlock
1m
After fire from Susan Collins, we now have Lamar Alexander on the floor absolutely furious at Democrats political games.

These aren't your normal firebrands. These are the dealmakers of the Senate, flabbergasted at Democrat gamesmanship.
*********
Rake Stomping completed

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (N54ux)

275 Road runners are not as fast as they are portrayed in the Cartoons. I ran over one once in the wife's CR-V.

They are pretty quick though, can run like 17 miles an hour. But Coyotes are at least as fast.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (KZzsI)

276 I wonder if the Democrats would actually attempt a deepfake Biden video or not.


At this point, Max Headroom would be an improvement over Ol' Slow Joe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (HaL55)

277 @DanCrenshawTX

Dems are lying about the rescue bill. They say it's a "slush fund."

In reality, loans to big businesses PROHIBIT increases in executive pay and stock buy backs. It's in the bill, clear as day.

They don't have real reasons for opposing this. This is pure, bitter partisanship.

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (cF8AT)

278 >> Ease up on the wishing ill of these people.


DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO -

YOU'RE NOT MY DAD!!

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (G2z01)

279 Manchin is arguing for billions for the health care companies

His daughter, Heather Bresch, is the CEO of MYLAN

one of the biggest players in this crap

shocker, huh

she was also the honcho while Mylan was over charging for the Epipen

Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (rpxSz)

280 Are we still going to be receiving $1,000 each or has that been dropped?

Posted by: George Kaplan at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (v9DK0)

281 Road runners are not as fast as they are portrayed in the Cartoons. I ran over one once in the wife's CR-V.
Posted by: Mr. Scott


They do have a wicked glide pattern. Had three in the pasture at the in-laws and they would run, jump & glide.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (2GjZZ)

282 Chad Pergram @ChadPergram
Open argument now on the flr as Manchin and McConnell go at it. Wow.
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (N54ux)
~~~~~

It's on C-Span.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (sGotD)

283 Now, per the Twats, Lamar Alexander is pissed.

Collins and Alexander both pissed off?

Yeah, their Dear Colleague on the other side lied to their faces is my guess.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (mf5HN)

284 Did Guy Benson seriously hope the Republicans give the Democrats a fig leaf for blocking the bill? I rather think the fig leaf is for him.

Posted by: abbynormal at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (I849g)

285 OK, early nap, this day drinking is wearing me out.

Posted by: Kemp at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (g9dL3)

286 The reason for this is that the treasury would not supply the dollars, because it was illegal. It was mostly Euros, no gold involved.

Posted by: Kemp at March 23, 2020 12:36 PM (g9dL3)



That almost makes sense, but it is not a link to a source, nor does it explain how the funds transfer originated.
I am presuming the funds were impounded back in the day, sequestered in Switzerland's banks (a classically stupid move), and released per Barky's direction (although where he got the authority to do that unilaterally is unclear)?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (BiNEL)

287 Has Joe "BadTouch" Biden been heard from in the last 24?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (7JECj)

288 according to wiki what Cruz and Rand did was just hold the floor for a long time. It held things up but not the way a filibuster used to

They spoke continuously for hours preventing a vote, how is that not a filibuster?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (KZzsI)

289 267 And why does the Barrel need to be cleaned all the time?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (QzF6i)


It should be good.

I cleaned it the other day.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (TdMsT)

290 After fire from Susan Collins, we now have Lamar Alexander on the floor absolutely furious at Democrats political games.



These aren't your normal firebrands. These are the dealmakers of the Senate, flabbergasted at Democrat gamesmanship.


Dear boneheads, if you've just now figured out what kind of people you're allied with, you're too stupid to be in power.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (T6t7i)

291 there hasn't been an actual true filibuster in the Senate since the early 70's I think.

Bring it back.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (hr5kG)

******

Ted Cruz

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (flINI)

292 And why does the Barrel need to be cleaned all the time?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM


The Barrel gets cleaned?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (DMUuz)

293 If Susan Collins had her way

with more witnesses

the impeachment trial would still be going on

How you like your new friends, bitch ??

Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (rpxSz)

294 It should be good.

I cleaned it the other day.
Posted by: Ladyl

You left the seat up though

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (vd8XM)

295 275 Road runners are not as fast as they are portrayed in the Cartoons. I ran over one once in the wife's CR-V.

They are pretty quick though, can run like 17 miles an hour. But Coyotes are at least as fast.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


IT''S A CARTOON!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (d7Ww2)

296 Has Joe "BadTouch" Biden been heard from in the last 24?

Didn't he give his china virus "speech" today?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (5bxa0)

297 Those people, having considered themselves the smart ones since I was a teenager, now have backroom guffawed themselves into a dead end.

Change the rules, Mitch.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (Boy/L)

298 The best thing that could happen to this country would be for this bill to fail at this moment. It would only extend the lockdown. Until the lockdowns are lifted, no bill will have any stimulative effect.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (sX1BW)

299 287
Has Joe "BadTouch" Biden been heard from in the last 24?

Joe Biden does his "Mr Magoo" impersonation in shadow COVID briefing.

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (3aI0K)

300 I do not think Cruz's was technically a filibuster, as it was agreed that he could speak for a few hours. Rand's actually prevented the senate from moving forward.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:46 PM (JRaU+)

301 That almost makes sense, but it is not a link to a source, nor does it explain how the funds transfer originated.
I am presuming the funds were impounded back in the day, sequestered in Switzerland's banks (a classically stupid move), and released per Barky's direction (although where he got the authority to do that unilaterally is unclear)?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (BiNEL)

The money iirc was from the DoJ settlement fund, which Barky used as a sort of slush fund to distribute money as he pleased.

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 12:46 PM (Zm+LZ)

302 288 according to wiki what Cruz and Rand did was just hold the floor for a long time. It held things up but not the way a filibuster used to

They spoke continuously for hours preventing a vote, how is that not a filibuster?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (KZzsI)

...

The original filibuster could actually block a vote, I believe.

Just delaying doesn't do that.

Again, someone who actually knows set me striaght. But that's my understanding.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 23, 2020 12:46 PM (hr5kG)

303 Now, per the Twats, Lamar Alexander is pissed.



Collins and Alexander both pissed off?



Yeah, their Dear Colleague on the other side lied to their faces is my guess.


Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM

---

They all lied. Fvcking schumer was on National TV saying it was all cool and the democrats were onboard with the bill mcconnell was working on and they would vote for and and in less than 24 hours $hit all over Republicans.


Remember they even pi$$ed of the NYT by blocking the bill. That's saying something.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 12:46 PM (JUOKG)

304 Collins and Alexander both pissed off?

***

30 year too late.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (H8QX8)

305 The Democrats current playbook is remarkably similar to their hero Wilson's destruction of liberty and personal freedoms in 1918 - liberals and Hollywood love a good remake. Best wake up America.

Posted by: rammajamma at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (SwWMX)


Five year plans, pffft.
Behold our 100 year plan, comrade!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (BiNEL)

306 "...hits close to home. Not just our home states, but right here in the Senate."
Damn, Mitch. That wasn't too adroit.

Posted by: JB at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (TO8Xm)

307 Yes, saw this happening last night. Social media is actively shadowbanning and blocking anyone questioning the #ForeverQuarantine narrative.
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Right-and then Trump tweets this morning that the CURE shouldn't be worse than the DISEASE

on top of Fauci and Brix being no-shows at yesterday's presser.
Maybe Trump found out something.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (CqE5x)

308 292 And why does the Barrel need to be cleaned all the time?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM

the Barrel is from China and the Chinks provide the upkeep

consider that as you will

Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (rpxSz)

309 IT''S A CARTOON!

Yeah but my mom had a doctor literally ask her if roadrunners acted like that for real, when he found out that she'd come from New Mexico.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (KZzsI)

310 291 there hasn't been an actual true filibuster in the Senate since the early 70's I think.

Bring it back.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 23, 2020 12:38 PM (hr5kG)

******

Ted Cruz
Posted by: Truck Monkey

DIdn't someone read "Goodnight Moon" a couple years ago?

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (d7Ww2)

311 Blame the individual Governors... That's Why, so far, Trump hasn't called for a Nationwide shut down

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (5bxa0)

Democrats are saying at once:

- they saw this crisis coming
- that Trump wasn't fast enough to stop it
- that that's why we're in a lockdown
- from the crisis that they saw coming but wouldn't have happened if Trump acted faster

And for the cherry on the sundae:

- it's not a time for playing politics

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (jvCdG)

312 It ain't just the NYT.

Today's WSJ headline: "Partisan Clash Delays Rescue Bill"

Millions of people will read these and will think the Republicans share 50% culpability.

They are COVERING for the Democrats!

Posted by: geewhiz at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (ih1HZ)

313 How many times can Susan Collins be shocked by her colleagues?

Seriously, Kavanaugh wasn't enough?


Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (bDqIh)

314 When you've lost Pierre Delecto and Susan Collins. Good job dems. Assholes.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (TNy/K)

315 Filibuster still has 60 vote requirement for appropriations

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (3aI0K)

316 I do not think Cruz's was technically a filibuster, as it was agreed that he could speak for a few hours. Rand's actually prevented the senate from moving forward.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:46 PM (JRaU+)



Was it Rand's where other Senators would do the "I'm going to ask my colleague a question" and then blather so the person filibustering could take a break and sneak a candy bar?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (mf5HN)

317 The original filibuster could actually block a vote, I believe.

Not to my knowledge, at least not back to Mr Smith Goes to Washington days. He had to keep going and going until the votes changed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (KZzsI)

318 16 Wouldn't it be nice if there were an alternative media other than ACE?
Posted by: IanDeal

The *&( media - this is why the GOP will fold. The media will bray out the Dem messaging about this is all just pork for big business and the Republicans are hurting workers, and the LIVs will buy it. Good grief, there is stuff in there about early voting, so the Dems can steal the damn election and have us under their boot heel forever. The GOP needed to stomp on Google/Twitter/Reddit censorship of conservatives and China buying up the MSM when they had the majority and they wouldn't do it. Now they (and the rest of us) are going to get shafted.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (plpo6)

319 The cozy bipartisanship that screwed over America and led us to this mess is finally falling apart at the moment Americans are calling for it most.

Sort of ironic?

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (sX1BW)

320 Richard Baris
@Peoples_Pundit
Last week, mediates were touting a mortality rate upwards of 3%, even slightly more. But the mortality rate was always more likely to fall than not as more tests were conducted.

We're now down to 1.2% using the latest figures. That strongly indicates it will fall even more.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (N54ux)

321 This BS from Pelosi confirms for me this is 100% hyped up garbage to get Trump, not much more dangerous than the regular flu. She would not be pulling the stunt if she believed 1-2 million Americans could die from it. She is scheming and vindictive but not that foolish.

Posted by: Ripley at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (MxEKc)

322 there hasn't been an actual true filibuster in the Senate since the early 70's I think.


Rand did a real filibuster a few years ago.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (gd9RK)

323 316. Yes. Cruz's question to Rand was about 15 minutes.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (JRaU+)

324 Ah, Ladyl, why does it need to be cleaned and did you do that voluntarily?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (QzF6i)

325 yikes
NJ releasing county jail inmates wuth less than a year left on their sentences, unless there is an individual objection on an inmate

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (G546f)

326 >>How many times can Susan Collins be shocked by her colleagues?


TRUE FACT : Susan Collins really enjoys The Shocker.

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (G2z01)

327 304 Collins and Alexander both pissed off?

It's always a bitch when you find your new friends have fucked you over

choose wisely, you fools

Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (rpxSz)

328 287
Has Joe "BadTouch" Biden been heard from in the last 24?


still in his Fortress of Dementiatude

Posted by: x at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (nFwvY)

329 DIdn't someone read "Goodnight Moon" a couple years ago?
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (d7Ww2)


I don't know, sound a bit advanced for that particular classroom.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (kUmUV)

330 I'm sorry, but I just can't take guest hosts on Rush...

The first caller (probably an AoSHQ comment reader) brought up the fact that Coumo is trying to position himself as the go-to candidate when Biden needs to be led off stage after his brain locks in place.

The host had no real idea what the point was.

Let's all hope Rush recovers quickly.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (mrrpT)

331 Filibuster still has 60 vote requirement for appropriations

For the moment.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (Boy/L)

332 309 IT''S A CARTOON!

Yeah but my mom had a doctor literally ask her if roadrunners acted like that for real, when he found out that she'd come from New Mexico.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (KZzsI)

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

Should have told him "Yeah, you should see them run through a tunnel painted on the side of a wall"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (CAJOC)

333 Five year plans, pffft.

Behold our 100 year plan, comrade!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar



Quite frankly, I've always been impressed with the evil patience of the left.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (2ygtH)

334 You left the seat up though
Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM


Seat? You guys with the key to the Cardboard Membership Washroom!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (DMUuz)

335 >>We're now down to 1.2% using the latest figures.


You got a citation for this?

It will win me a bet.

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (G2z01)

336 277 @DanCrenshawTX

Dems are lying about the rescue bill. They say it's a "slush fund."
------

Remember what I always say: Democrats Lie For Fun

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (jvCdG)

337 The money iirc was from the DoJ settlement fund, which Barky used as a sort of slush fund to distribute money as he pleased.

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 12:46 PM (Zm+LZ)


That sounds reasonable, but where was the DoJ settlement fund located, "our" treasury, or in Switzerland's fabulous banking system?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (BiNEL)

338 Maybe Sinema will cast her vote wearing nothing but a fig leaf.

Posted by: wth at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (v0R5T)

339 Bring back "ridiculous bullshit."

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (uM6CE)

340

Who does this really help? Democrats will lose any corporate vote, small business owners, restaurants, waiters, waistresses, you name it. This goes across all class lines.

Is this really worth clinging to their progressive "base"?

It's ludicrous.

Do democrats think they will lose the baby killing voters if they vote to save the economy?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (vEIlU)

341 @rachelbovard

I'm just going to throw this out there: Requiring the airlines to fully offset their carbon emissions is not going to save the airlines.

@AGHamilton29

Among about 100 other completely partisan provisions, Congressional source tells me that the bill also includes a bailout for private union pensions.

Pelosi and House Dems literally loaded up this bill with everything on their wish list.

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (cF8AT)

342 Guy Benson
@guypbenson

1m
Heated floor debate unfolding in the US Senate. Tune in on CSPAN2.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (vEIlU)

343 Dems be beggin for the boogaloo

Posted by: Uncle Pinochet 's Helicopter Rides at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (Ayk4B)

344 I used to think cartoons were real, gawd I miss last week.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (2ygtH)

345 The Democrats position is untenable. Even they know it.

Hold Fast, Mitch.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (ZLI7S)

346 288 according to wiki what Cruz and Rand did was just hold the floor for
a long time. It held things up but not the way a filibuster used to



They spoke continuously for hours preventing a vote, how is that not a filibuster?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:44 PM (KZzsI)



Rand's 11 or so hours of talking was when there was nothing else going on and he only stopped because he admitted he needed to go to the bathroom.


Cruz went around 23 hours but under Senate rules was going to get cut off, which happened at noon the day after he started. The Senate held a vote an hour or so later.


They talked because they could; they were not doing classic filibusters.

Posted by: Vendette, Turning 29 Once Again at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (nRNOc)

347 324 Ah, Ladyl, why does it need to be cleaned and did you do that voluntarily?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (QzF6i)


It had been heavily used.

And I'm a giver.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (TdMsT)

348 Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (G2z01)
******
That is Richard Baris People's Pundit Pollster on twitter

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (N54ux)

349 So a meep too far?


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:27 PM (Mp5k2)

A meep over the river kawi

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (8D42x)

350
No KloBUCHAR sex fer Amy...husband performs the 12
stations of the cross naked and with real thorns..............

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (5IHGB)

351 DIdn't someone read "Goodnight Moon" a couple years ago?
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (d7Ww2)

________

Ted Cruz. I think he read some Seuss as well

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (flINI)

352 Trump needs to tweet a screen shot of the original NY Times headline.


"Democrats Block Emergency Aid"

---

I thought the exact same thing when I saw the twice-revised NYT headlines. What a complete joke.

Although I don't know how Trump will handle this unbelievable POS from Pelosi, what I fervently wish is that he figuratively drags their corrupt, evil carcasses along a hot pavement for this.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (JoUsr)

353 >>Pelosi and House Dems literally loaded up this bill with everything on their wish list.


It is ALL they do.

They really need a Reckoning.

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (G2z01)

354 Quite frankly, I've always been impressed with the evil patience of the left.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (2ygtH)

Relentless....like rust.

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (X/Pw5)

355 Rachel Bovard @rachelbovard
Pelosi's #COVID19 bill is 1,119 pages and contains provisions for "conducting risk-limiting audits of results of elections" so yeah it's really very focused on the crisis at han

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (N54ux)

356 The "Pallets of Cash" were Swiss Francs and Gold Bullion, not US Dollars.

Posted by: Surfperch, Sheltering in Place at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (tVQUs)

Hast thou a link for this?
My faulty memory does not remember this ever being stated at the time!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (BiNEL)

Here's a link, I can't find anything about the gold in the brief search I did, though:

https://tinyurl.com/wed5xff

Posted by: Surfperch, Sheltering in Place at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (tVQUs)

357 She is scheming and vindictive but not that foolish.
Posted by: Ripley


what are you talking about? the bitch shoots up botulism.

Posted by: x at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (nFwvY)

358 This working from home must be getting to me - I see Collins and Alexander all I think of is Tom and Brandy.

Posted by: rammajamma at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (SwWMX)

359 >>That is Richard Baris People's Pundit Pollster on twitter


Thanks. I will chase it down and see where there is an official announcement...

Got $100 riding on sub-1.4% as of today at noon.

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:52 PM (G2z01)

360 Cuomo is positioning himself for 2024.

Trump has given him everything he asked for--and more.
They've complimented each other.

He'd look like the biggest backstabber in history if he turns on a dime and starts blaming Trump. It might play well in New York--but big deal. But not in the states the Democrats need.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:52 PM (CqE5x)

361 Quite frankly, I've always been impressed with the evil patience of the left.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 12:49 PM (2ygtH)


Frankly, I admire their work "ethic"!

Posted by: Pleased to meet you, Have you guessed my name? at March 23, 2020 12:52 PM (BiNEL)

362 Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (ZLI7S)
******
You think Cocaine Mitch is gonna fold with Dicklicko, Collins & Alexander beyond pissed off?

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:52 PM (N54ux)

363 Painting the image of a tunnel on a rock wall to fool coyotes is real, dammit!

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 12:52 PM (gmo/4)

364 Of all the industry's and businesses that need help at this time, the Airline Industry is pretty far down the line.

They are perfect businesses for bankruptcy - hence their frequent bankruptcies.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:52 PM (sX1BW)

365 Remember what I always say: Democrats Lie For Fun


And Profit!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (HaL55)

366 Rust Never Meeps

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (G2z01)

367 God raised up this nation to do his work on earth. He is not about to hand it over to the likes of Pelosi, Biden, etc.

Lost my business to the 08-09 melt down / great recession. Took 8 years to build it back only to have a health crisis crash it again. Not coming back. Can't simultaneously build the business and manage the health problems.

But, life is good. Have everything I need and some of what I want.

All of that is to say keep calm and carry on. We will get through this, whatever this is, whether the virus or the fall out therefrom.

Lesser men have conquered more.

Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - holding Nelson's rum ration at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (9X60i)

368 Dan Crenshaw @DanCrenshawTX

US House candidate, TX-2

Dems are lying about the rescue bill. They say it's a "slush fund."

In reality, loans to big businesses PROHIBIT increases in executive pay and stock buy backs. It's in the bill, clear as day.

They don't have real reasons for opposing this. This is pure, bitter partisanship.


Here is the text on the $500B portion of the bill:

Direct Lending Limitations: executive total compensation may not exceed $425,000; prohibition of stock buybacks during the duration of the loan; borrowers must maintain existing payroll as of March 13.

Dems are lying.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (vEIlU)

369 We're now down to 1.2% using the latest figures

-

1.2% mortality in a group comprising 1/10th of 1% of the US population.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (41rs/)

370 And I'm a giver.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (TdMsT)

simpatico

I'm a taker

Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (rpxSz)

371 Dick Durbin is despicable. That is all.

Posted by: One of the quiet ones at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (2GPSc)

372 @mattdizwhitlock 21 seconds ago

Durbin is flat out lying on the House* floor right now.

Says the House passed the phase 2 bill last Saturday night and the Senate bill didn't pass until 4 days later.

Jim Risch is absolutely letting him have it, noting that the Senate couldn't vote on a bill it didn't have.

*he meant Senate floor

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (cF8AT)

373 Apparently only R senators self-quarantine. How lucky no D senators have been exposed and need to do the same. It's remarkable, isn't it? The party of Stupid and the party of Evil.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (COzlW)

374 >>You think Cocaine Mitch is gonna fold with Dicklicko, Collins & Alexander beyond pissed off?

Nope. I've always thought Mitch is a lot better at this than he gets credit for.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (ZLI7S)

375

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb gave a new address at noon Monday updating plans to reduce the spread of COVID-19 ordering Hoosiers to stay at home.

The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7.

Hoosiers should stay in their homes except when they are part of an essential business or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety.

"The next two weeks are critical if we are to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we must slow the spread. You must be part of the solution, not the problem," said Gov. Holcomb.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (aKsyK)

376 Posted by: Surfperch, Sheltering in Place at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (tVQUs)

Thanks, off to read the link

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (BiNEL)

377 Ben Shapiro @benshapiro
25m
Using the greatest financial lockdown in the history of the world in order to give businesses the choice between going belly-up or taking government loans that require those businesses to be essentially government-run is a pretty audacious move, even for Democrats.
*****
Junior HS Monitor Pissed too

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (N54ux)

378 And I'm a giver.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM


Which we appreciate!

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistry Appreciation Association, AoSHQ Claque at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (DMUuz)

379 >>1.2% mortality in a group comprising 1/10th of 1% of the US population.


I can't help but notice, Comrade, that yoy have not yet set your hair on fire?

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (G2z01)

380 @guypbenson
1m
Heated floor debate unfolding in the US Senate. Tune in on CSPAN2.


Oh, yes, heat the floor! Watch them skitter around like butter in a frying pan.

Posted by: t-bird at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (lK7fO)

381 Still trying to get the SBA's loan application website to quit crashing.

We wouldn't want to ask Microsoft or someone to help with the website. The 1990's era software is just fine.

Remember, you need a 286 or better to run this.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (mrrpT)

382 Maybe Sinema will cast her vote wearing nothing but a fig leaf.
Posted by: wth at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (v0R5T)

*******

Now THAT I could get behind

Posted by: The Surprise Otter at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (flINI)

383 I think I just saw part of Biden's so called response to Trump's chinese virus update. It went horribly wrong for him when the teleprompter froze up. Also I didn't notice if any press were there, but if they were I would expect the questions to have a different tone, shall we say.

https://tinyurl.com/rgd2vdo

Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (VNfwt)

384 The Republicans need to publish the difference in the Bill before the Dems last minute changes and then after so that people can see what they tried to add.
The typical Dem tactic is to add four cat turds to the stew and then claim that the reason the stew is bad is because of the mushrooms.

Make it clear what exactly is different.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (af5xa)

385 Posted by: Vendette, Turning 29 Once Again at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (nRNOc)


Is it your birthday, Vendette? Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (gd9RK)

386 Anyone watch Joes coronavirus Briefing"?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (5bxa0)

387
reminder

John Cardillo @johncardillo

3m
FACTS:

-
@realDonaldTrump
did not disband the NSC Pandemic Unit. The unit still exists in a new combined office.

-
@BarackObama
and
@JoeBiden
did disband the WH Health and Security office, then depleted N95 mask stores w/out replenishment.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (vEIlU)

388 Rand Paul and the others should march in a vote on the fucker.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (oVJmc)

389 I can see the tv opportunity for PDT.

He stands at the lectern, with the 1000+ pages of the "emergency stimulus bill" on a small table next to him.

He says, this is full of bulshit, takes a page here and there and reads OUT LOUD some of the vcrap that has been jammed into it.

He then says, come back when you're serious, kicks the table, pages go flying and he leaves the room.

heh.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (d7Ww2)

390 Rust Never Meeps
Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM


Charlie don't meep!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (ejd/p)

391 He'd look like the biggest backstabber in history if he turns on a dime and starts blaming Trump. It might play well in New York--but big deal. But not in the states the Democrats need.
Posted by: JoeF.


Not really. It's standard operating proceedure for the Dems now.

Remember W with Teddy Kennedy to pass No Child Left Behind and medicare D?

The murderer started calling Bush a nazi less than a year later.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (7JECj)

392 Oh, yes, heat the floor! Watch them skitter around like butter in a frying pan.
Posted by: t-bird

turn it up slow so they don't leave the room

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (FTlwv)

393 Meeping With The Television On

Posted by: Billy Joel at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (G2z01)

394 Apparently only R senators self-quarantine. How lucky no D senators have been exposed and need to do the same.

Oh, they've been exposed all right. By giving them to the power to block, and they took the bait.

Posted by: t-bird at March 23, 2020 12:56 PM (lK7fO)

395 360 Cuomo is positioning himself for 2024.

Trump has given him everything he asked for--and more.
They've complimented each other.

He'd look like the biggest backstabber in history if he turns on a dime and starts blaming Trump. It might play well in New York--but big deal. But not in the states the Democrats need.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:52 PM (CqE5x)

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

This makes sense. If he runs in 2020, those clips of him praising Trump will be in a bunch of ads.

2024, though, he's not running against Trump, and can position himself as the Democrat successor to Trump. His praise might be a way to make him appear more palatable to Rs.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 12:56 PM (CAJOC)

396 The important thing to remember is that Democrats, Libs, and Progressive are always acting in goodfaith and so we must give them the benefit of the doubt we always deny GOP pols, Trump, and low-class, rural types that we're embarrassed to be associated with.

Posted by: Urban TrueCon (definitely not a secret lib) at March 23, 2020 12:56 PM (dYe5S)

397 It is ALL they do.

They really need a Reckoning.


It's really too bad that the spineless GOPe won't run somebody against them. That shows the type of fearless leadership we've come to expect from the other half of the Uniparty.

The Deep State needs them in office.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 12:56 PM (HaL55)

398 .

And just like that, Romney is literally Hitler again!
In the eyes of the media.

Posted by: Mongo at March 23, 2020 12:56 PM (PYikF)

399 370 And I'm a giver.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (TdMsT)

simpatico

I'm a taker
Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 12:53 PM (rpxSz)


See?

We need each other.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:56 PM (TdMsT)

400 The VA is telling non-essential people they may have to work from home. The wife is HR on the firing side so she could work from home easily enough but they don't have anywhere near the number of secure laptops they need. And I doubt their system would be able to handle that number of people logging on from the outside.


They are dragging everyone they can find to the doors to screen people coming in and are limiting the number of entrances open. If you have a fever you can't come in, period even if you have an appointment.


Still seeing patients but have cancelled all non emergency surgeries and procedures like colonoscopies. .

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 12:56 PM (JUOKG)

401
He then says, come back when you're serious, kicks the table, pages go flying and he leaves the room.

He should rip them up like Pelosi

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:57 PM (5bxa0)

402 I hear
the secrets
that you
MEEP
when you're
talking
in you
Sleep

Posted by: The Romantics at March 23, 2020 12:57 PM (G2z01)

403 The Democrats are taking advantage of a crisis to hamper a Republican president and hurt his re-election chances. In other news, the Moon is still orbiting the Earth.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 23, 2020 12:57 PM (W+kMI)

404 Soros's wet dream


John Cardillo @johncardillo

At this point it's clear that the left and MSM are rooting for this to destroy our economy and plunge us into socialism.

These people are your enemy. They are sick.


Bernie sanders has never had a better night's sleep.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 12:57 PM (vEIlU)

405 382 Maybe Sinema will cast her vote wearing nothing but a fig leaf.
Posted by: wth at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (v0R5T)

Word on the street is she is overly flapped

maybe a Liriodendron leaf

Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 12:57 PM (rpxSz)

406 Allegheny County, The County with Pittsburgh in it has a Shelter in place order starting at 8 PM tonight

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:57 PM (N54ux)

407 Orange virus bad.

Posted by: zombie at March 23, 2020 12:58 PM (N9G0H)

408 Was it meeping over when the Nazis bombed meeping pearl harbor? Meep No!

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 12:58 PM (gmo/4)

409 Rand Paul and the others should march in a vote on the fucker.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (oVJmc)


wearing hazmat suits

just do it

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 12:58 PM (vEIlU)

410 >>You think Cocaine Mitch is gonna fold with Dicklicko, Collins & Alexander beyond pissed off?

Nope. I've always thought Mitch is a lot better at this than he gets credit for.

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

A couple thoughts.

1. Mitch cares about comity and tradition a lot. He would follow it so long as the Dems did. But he will not allow them to be the only ones to dispense of it. I.e., he will not be the first mover off it, but once off, he will play the game.

2. McCain was likely a big thorn in his side. He is not going to let Mitt be another McCain. In part because Mitt is a junior senator. See point 1.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:58 PM (sX1BW)

411 Joe heard he was supposed to shelter at home, so he built a cardboard fort in his living room.

Posted by: wth at March 23, 2020 12:58 PM (v0R5T)

412 Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 12:57 PM (rpxSz)
*******
Theme Song would be Ozzy's No Bone Movies! "Flaps"

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:59 PM (N54ux)

413 409 Rand Paul and the others should march in a vote on the fucker.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (oVJmc)

wearing hazmat suits

just do it

No... Not wearing hazmat suits and coughing on all of them

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:59 PM (5bxa0)

414 anybody see that weird AF interview between Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo?

Posted by: x at March 23, 2020 12:59 PM (nFwvY)

415 He should hand the bill to Barron. Barron, in turn, feeds it through a shredder.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2020 12:59 PM (3/G+L)

416 Under NO circumstance should there be "remote voting" in the Senate. That would be used and abused by the DEMS all the time.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 12:59 PM (JRaU+)

417 I think I just saw part of Biden's so called response to Trump's chinese virus update. It went horribly wrong for him when the teleprompter froze up. Also I didn't notice if any press were there, but if they were I would expect the questions to have a different tone, shall we say.

https://tinyurl.com/rgd2vdo
Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (VNfwt)

*****

And just think... THAT was the best they could come up with in an environment where they could edit the ever loving shit out of the content.

Posted by: The Surprise Otter at March 23, 2020 12:59 PM (flINI)

418 John started to feel sick when I was in Minnesota and he was in Washington D.C.
Shouldn't this be the opposite?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 23, 2020 01:00 PM (r+sAi)

419 This is fun but I think I'll go transplant raspberrys. Should be able to trade them for a car come June.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 01:00 PM (2ygtH)

420 Hey Dems.
We will remember.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 01:00 PM (axyOa)

421 It feels refreshing to read about archane senate moves instead of viruses and the stock market.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 01:00 PM (zZbCU)

422 still in his Fortress of Dementiatude

Posted by: x at March 23, 2020 12:48 PM (nFwvY)

Did anybody see the teleconference he did where he walked off camera? I only saw a quick snippet of it on Mark Dice this morning.


It looked like the person he was talking to was on the phone, but the camera was fixed. Gramps couldn't stop looking at the phone, and started walking around. Sad!

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 23, 2020 01:00 PM (8B6Ng)

423 And just think... THAT was the best they could come up with in an environment where they could edit the ever loving shit out of the content.

I'm assuming no press or questions?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 01:00 PM (5bxa0)

424 Under NO circumstance should there be "remote voting" in the Senate. That would be used and abused by the DEMS all the time.

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

Tend to agree. Using this crisis as an opportunity to break down procedural rules (those that remain) that have existed for 250 years would lead to much bigger problems.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (sX1BW)

425 Kevin Open hands Glass @KevinWGlass

The Senate GOP bill that Dems claimed was bloated with unrelated handouts to special interests was 580 pages long.

The Pelosi bill that's now circulating is more than 1200 pages long.[/i

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (vEIlU)

426 @realDonaldTrump
did not disband the NSC Pandemic Unit. The unit still exists in a new combined office.



More push back is needed for this. I keep hearing and reading it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (Kohql)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (vEIlU)

428 2. McCain was likely a big thorn in his side. He is not going to let Mitt be another McCain. In part because Mitt is a junior senator. See point 1.
Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:58 PM (sX1BW


I'm not a bad person, really, but thank god McCain is dead. He would be right in the middle of this fucking everything up for months.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (mrrpT)

429 Wisconsin is locking down starting tomorrow.

Posted by: rd at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (+0uDE)

430 That 1.2% mortality rate is 1.2% of people who have tested positive. There are a lot more cases out there than what we have numbers on because many of those with mild symptoms aren't being tested. The real mortality rate is below 1%.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (dNG6r)

431 Stupid Dems.
Somebody he's to all the shit the hospitals are going to buy.
Keep this up and there won't be anyone making anything

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (axyOa)

432 Did anybody see the teleconference he did where he walked off camera? I only saw a quick snippet of it on Mark Dice this morning.


Is that the same one where Dr. Jill had to come take him off the "podium."?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (5bxa0)

433

I voted for the FREE MONEY,where do I pick mine up...Behind the dumpster @ Arbys?....... totes OK I can get a triple salty Baconater and die happy................

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (5IHGB)

434 My 401K will be obliterated. Can't even begin to process the damage this does me & mine.

Posted by: troyriser at March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (E2EAq)

435 Has Joe "BadTouch" Biden been heard from in the last 24?



Didn't he give his china virus "speech" today?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (5bxa0)


Joe Biden: You're a lying dog faced pony soldier. I didn't have Chinese food today. I had a malarkey sandwich. You know the kind you get from the you know you the thing?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (6bQvJ)

436 @SenMcSallyAZ 20 minutes ago

If the Senate can't come together in a time of great need, no Senator should receive a paycheck - like millions of Americans. If the urgent COVID-19 relief package fails again, I'm introducing a bill immediately to withhold Senators' pay until Americans are put before politics.

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (cF8AT)

437 And just think... THAT was the best they could come up with in an
environment where they could edit the ever loving s*** out of the
content.


At least they edited out the part when he bit the head off a bat.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (T6t7i)

438 There are going to be some serious stock buying opportunities after this passes.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (JUOKG)

439 409 Rand Paul and the others should march in a vote on the fucker.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (oVJmc)

wearing hazmat suits

just do it

No... Not wearing hazmat suits and coughing on all of them
Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:59 PM (5bxa0)

And someone bring the sneezing powder

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (CqE5x)

440 I regret to announce that all meeping is now under mandatory quarantine
until further notice, pursuant to joint recommendations from ACME and
the CDC.--
What? Nurse was done to one meep per post, and now a meep moratorium?Not fair!Time to call out the otters!

Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM (gmSu9)

441 Where's my $1000 check.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM (E2o2V)

442 My 401K will be obliterated. Can't even begin to process the damage this does me & mine.

Posted by:†troyriser†at March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (

You have company.

Posted by: The whole country at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM (fNWtj)

443 @SenMcSallyAZ 20 minutes ago



If the Senate can't come together in a time of great need, no
Senator should receive a paycheck - like millions of Americans. If the
urgent COVID-19 relief package fails again, I'm introducing a bill
immediately to withhold Senators' pay until Americans are put before
politics.


Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 01:02 PM

---

Waste of time. Nearly every Senator is worth millions, a few weeks/months without a paycheck is not going to hurt them one bit.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM (JUOKG)

444 Surfperch
The American money sent by the Obama administration was first flown to Switzerland aboard an unmarked chartered aircraft, and then converted into euros, Swiss francs and other currencies. An Iranian transport aircraft flew the cash to Iran in January and February 2016 in three shipments. The first aircraft arrived in Tehran on Jan. 16, 2016, with $400 million piled on wooden pallets. Two other aircraft shipments of cash were sent on Jan. 22, 2016, and Feb. 5, 2016, totaling $1.3 billion.


It would be interesting to know where that first flight originated and exactly what it carried (Perhaps Fort Knox gold?). No mention of gold to Iran, but does say Euros, Swiss francs, and "other" currencies to Iran.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM (BiNEL)

445 Around here, "marijuana dispensaries" and vaping shops are now considered "essential services." Seriously. Enough pot-heads claimed that their marijuana was "medicine" and dang you need supplies from the vape shop to smoke it that the local governments have allowed them all to stay open if they want.

All restaurants must close as non-essential, but pot-dealers and head shops get the government stamp of approval.

This is not the science-fiction future I bargained for!

Posted by: zombie at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM (N9G0H)

446 Damn it.
Going too fast I'm so pissed.

Someone has to make all that shit the hospitals...

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (axyOa)

447
Yeah, I think globalism and offshoring is soon going to be dead all over the world. The UK is running low on Tylenol (paracetamol as they call it over there). There's been a run on it, and India has cut exports, to save it for themselves.

Which makes wonder about our stocks.

Also, China is claiming there's a second wave of infections. Due to foreigners coming back in. Yeah, Chicoms, right. So they're starting the outright lie campaign.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (rCwaK)

448 It feels refreshing to read about archane senate moves instead of viruses and the stock market.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 01:00 PM (zZbCU)
..........

It's like a breath of fresh coronavirus air.

Posted by: wth at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (v0R5T)

449 @SenMcSallyAZ 20 minutes ago

If the Senate can't come together in a time of great need, no Senator should receive a paycheck - like millions of Americans. If the urgent COVID-19 relief package fails again, I'm introducing a bill immediately to withhold Senators' pay until Americans are put before politics.


Retroactively, to January? Please?

Posted by: mikeski at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (P1f+c)

450 Tonight would be perfect for Trump to take a Prime Time slot

Like nobody else, he could lay out the case to the American People, illustrating Schumer's & Pelosi's evilness, lying natures and absolutely heedless destructiveness to this Nation.

Then simply challenge the Congress to do the right thing and support the American People, or answer to the American People in November.

Ten minute address. Fifteen, tops.

Lay it all out there, and (figuratively speaking) "mic-drop". Close it simply, cleanly, strongly, and then back to regular programming.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (QzJWU)

451 My 401K will be obliterated. Can't even begin to process the damage this does me mine.



Posted by:troyriser at March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (



You have company.

Posted by: The whole country at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM (fNWtj)

Yepper, roger that.

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (gmo/4)

452 Don't the Dems realize that they are helping all these Republican senators up for re-election?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (QzF6i)

453 Riding out the stupid here, boss.--
Apply lots of spur, and whip

Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (gmSu9)

454
Julie Kelly Retweeted
Rachel Bovard @rachelbovard

Pelosi's #COVID19 bill is 1,119 pages and contains provisions for "conducting risk-limiting audits of results of elections" so yeah it's really very focused on the crisis at hand.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (vEIlU)

455 Trump should have a meeting from the oval office and outline every provision in the bill and spell out for the american people what evil the dems are... this has got to stop.

Posted by: Pliney at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (nzKWW)

456 Damn tough Roy, but stay calm and get financial help wtih your money shortfall. Are you retiring this year or many years in the future...I have weathered 3 BIG DOWNTURNS..stay in the market, best advice.

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (5IHGB)

457 1m
After fire from Susan Collins, we now have Lamar Alexander on the floor absolutely furious at Democrats political games.

These aren't your normal firebrands. These are the dealmakers of the Senate, flabbergasted at Democrat gamesmanship.
*********
Rake Stomping completed

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:43 PM (N54ux)



Them being point persons illustrate how overwhelmingly wrong sided the Democrats are.

They aren't flabergasted, they are trolling their constituents.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (XathI)

458 452 Don't the Dems realize that they are helping all these Republican senators up for re-election?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (QzF6i)

==========

Posit:

Democrats were never very good at politics. Republicans were simply that much worse.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (zZbCU)

459 Joe Biden now sheltering at home in a fort made from couch cushions and board games.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (uM6CE)

460 >>Also, China is claiming there's a second wave of infections. Due to foreigners coming back in. Yeah, Chicoms, right. So they're starting the outright lie campaign.

Nailed it.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (ZLI7S)

461 That 1.2% mortality rate is 1.2% of people who have tested positive. There are a lot more cases out there than what we have numbers on because many of those with mild symptoms aren't being tested. The real mortality rate is below 1%.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 23, 2020 01:01 PM (dNG6r)

When the original 15 Day thing is over, they have to reopen the economy--at least to younger and healthy workers.
Same with schools. If a child or teacher has underlying health issues--they can stay home. All others have to show up.

Enough is enough.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (CqE5x)

462 Trump should publicize the NYT's headline changes, too.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (ZGrMX)

463 Talk of partisanship threatens bill is the same thing as talking about sectarian violence every time Muslims set a church on fire.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (Uu+Jp)

464 My 401K will be obliterated. Can't even begin to process the damage this does me mine.



Posted by:troyriserat March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (



You have company.


Posted by: The whole country at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM

---

I put ours into the G fund sometime ago, guaranteed rate of 2.5%. Not a great rate but safe as houses for times like this.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (JUOKG)

465 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 23, 2020 01:04 PM (rCwaK)


IIRC, the US has no current capability to make penicillin!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (BiNEL)

466 Blame the individual Governors... That's Why, so far, Trump hasn't called for a Nationwide shut down

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 12:42 PM (5bxa0)
++++++++++++++++++
Trump has been pretty clear, I think, on why there is no national martial law. It isn't necessary or appropriate or possibly even legal. Some states have martial law, and some cities or counties. But there are a lot of places where it is entirely unnecessary (if it is indeed necessary anywhere).

I think the press is starting to agitate hard for national martial law because they need cover for those who are arguably going way too far based on the risk. Without martial law nationally, these governors will have to own their actions if, say, places like Texas and Florida don't have the dire consequences they say they're trying to avoid (as opposed to just making a naked power grab).

National martial law makes no sense and isn't justifiable, and that is something that *should* be run at the state level, anyway. I don't see a practical reason for it, which leaves political reasons - and the only political reason I see is to provide cover for those going all-in so no one can point at it later and say, "this wasn't necessary based on what we saw elsewhere."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 01:06 PM (e/H31)

467 Just checked. I have lost the equivalent of a small fleet of Mercedes' over the last week.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 01:06 PM (flINI)

468 Happiest of Happy, Vendette!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 23, 2020 01:06 PM (mf5HN)

469 451 et al

Yes, I keep getting platitudes from my sons and friends who are working from home and collecting salaries while my entitlement account is disappearing and I have no way to refill being retired.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 01:06 PM (QzF6i)

470 https://tinyurl.com/rgd2vdo

Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 12:54 PM (VNfwt)


Good grief! Twatter is hiding the video behind the "we automatically hide video that might contain sensitive content"?!?!?

So, now they're afraid people might see Joe fumbling for the words to string together a lucid sentence? He's sad AF and they should throw in the towel. I can't even imagine what kind of shape he's going to be in by end of summer.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 23, 2020 01:07 PM (8B6Ng)

471 466 National martial law makes no sense and isn't justifiable, and that is something that *should* be run at the state level, anyway. I don't see a practical reason for it, which leaves political reasons - and the only political reason I see is to provide cover for those going all-in so no one can point at it later and say, "this wasn't necessary based on what we saw elsewhere."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 01:06 PM (e/H31)

=========

It's almost like in a country as large as ours with a population of over 300,000,000 million people, there shouldn't be centralized control over much of anything.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 01:07 PM (zZbCU)

472 nood presstitutes

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 01:07 PM (d7Ww2)

473 442 My 401K will be obliterated. Can't even begin to process the damage this does me & mine.

Posted by:troyriserat March 23, 2020 01:02 PM (

You have company.
Posted by: The whole country at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM (fNWtj)


I'm down hundreds of thousands...

However, it doesn't feel as bad because just about everyone is taking a hit. We're all taking a beating, except for those few politicians who got out early on confidential information.

I think I'll try to make my money back by selling pitchforks and torches on the road into Washington.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 01:07 PM (mrrpT)

474 Call Pelosi's office @ 202-225-4965
And call your senators office and give them hell about this. I want Trump to read this crap she's putting in at the next coronavirus press conference.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 23, 2020 01:07 PM (wiXsO)

475 Retirement account

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 23, 2020 01:07 PM (QzF6i)

476 Nailed it.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (ZLI7S)

Comrade, it was always the cursed Gweilo!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 01:07 PM (BiNEL)

477 Expect gun fire this week if nothing changes for the better. Public is about to let it rip.

Posted by: azalea city at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (WX+x0)

478 456 Damn tough Roy, but stay calm and get financial help wtih your money shortfall. Are you retiring this year or many years in the future...I have weathered 3 BIG DOWNTURNS..stay in the market, best advice.
Posted by: saf


I don't see the original comment, but I echo that advice:

Just don't panic and don't sell, and things will bounce back up.

Twice before my investments went WAYYYY down (like in 2009), and I didn't panic, and after a while, the eventually bounced WAYYY back up to where they were before the crash, and then climbed normally as before.

They only people who lose money in a crash are those who panic-sell.

Posted by: zombie at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (N9G0H)

479 Also, China is claiming there's a second wave of infections.
.........

Just can't quit the bat soup.

Posted by: wth at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (v0R5T)

480 Don't the Dems realize that they are helping all these Republican senators up for re-election?

Not even the Republican senators realize that.

Posted by: t-bird at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (g0Lfb)

481 451 My 401K will be obliterated. Can't even begin to process the damage this does me mine.

Real damage to real people but the dems dont give a shit, It's intended. Pure evil !!!!
They are all in now though... they will not turn back.

Posted by: Pliney at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (nzKWW)

482 The "Pallets of Cash" were Swiss Francs and Gold Bullion, not US Dollars.
Posted by: Surfperch, Sheltering in Place at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (tVQUs)

A distinction without a difference. He had to spend U.S. dollars to get the gold and francs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (miJU3)

483 @rachelbovard

Same day voter registration, a long-time Dem wishlist item, very relevant to addressing those businesses and working families about to go under from #COVID19.

We can agree or disagree about the value of collective bargaining for federal employees but can we all agree that it doesn't belong in a relief bill DESIGNED TO HELP PEOPLE WITH #COVID19.

I'm just going to throw this out there: Requiring the airlines to fully offset their carbon emissions is not going to save the airlines.

You know what families who can't work and are struggling to make rent really care about?

Being able to look up greenhouse gas emissions from the flights they can't afford to book.

I, too, care for community journalism.

But right now none of them have jobs because of #COVID19 so maybe this isn't the time to modify their retirement plans.

Each of those tweets is accompanied by a pic of the relevant section of Pelosi's bill...

https://tinyurl.com/uk7ea67

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (cF8AT)

484 Just checked. I have lost the equivalent of a small fleet of Mercedes' over the last week.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 01:06 PM (flINI)


Made the mistake of looking at my retirement account as part of my once a week check that no one got into it and arrrrgggghhh.

I freaked out at Bander over the phone and he reminded me that while I am several 29s, I am not several 29s enough to not still have time to wait it out.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (mf5HN)

485 Yes, I keep getting platitudes from my sons and friends who are working from home and collecting salaries while my entitlement account is disappearing and I have no way to refill being retired.

We pretty much were wiped out in 2010.. Lost the house... everything.... I feel for the rest of you

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (5bxa0)

486 When the original 15 Day thing is over, they have to reopen the economy--at least to younger and healthy workers.

This is my biggest concern.

Nobody, anywhere, has discussed what it takes to declare this over. What is the standard for reopening business? What is the criteria for going back to normal? This is like going to war just to be at war, without any goals or victory conditions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 01:08 PM (KZzsI)

487 Rand Paul and the others should march in a vote on the fucker.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 12:55 PM (oVJmc)


or go give Pelosi one big ole hug

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 01:09 PM (vEIlU)

488 >>>the press is starting to agitate hard for national martial law because they need cover for those who are arguably going way too far based on the risk.
...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 01:06 PM (e/H31)


Correcto mundo

Posted by: Perfecto mundo at March 23, 2020 01:09 PM (XathI)

489 Hostage was from Honduras, says Def Sec Esper live right now. No name.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 01:09 PM (vEIlU)

490 Is that the same one where Dr. Jill had to come take him off the "podium."?

She lured him off with a bowl of pudding.

Okay--it may have been paste.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 23, 2020 01:09 PM (Ndje9)

491 Waste of time. Nearly every Senator is worth millions, a few weeks/months without a paycheck is not going to hurt them one bit.

Yep. They already have theirs and could care less about the people they're supposed to represent.

And they're very busy pulling the ladder up behind them so no one else can prosper but them. They exist in a cushy world of ease and money that even Hollyweird couldn't make up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 01:10 PM (HaL55)

492 John started to feel sick



The chair is against the wall.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 01:10 PM (2GjZZ)

493 That rack looked fresh to me.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 01:11 PM (XathI)

494

Nood.
The JEF is a JEF.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 01:11 PM (vEIlU)

495 >>Pelosi's #COVID19 bill is 1,119 pages and contains provisions for "conducting risk-limiting audits of results of elections" so yeah it's really very focused on the crisis at han




[redacted]

Pelosi didn't write 1100+ pages in a day or two, she, her staff, and her activist pals pasted together boilerplate wish list legislation in hopes of the panic forcing Congress to pass it without reading it.

There really are no words I could type that would convey how despicable this is. So how about this:

EVIL

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 01:11 PM (bDqIh)

496 Can Trump close the Markets? Until this passes? The Markets were closed for 15 days after 9/11
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (dKiJG)

Closing the markets because the markets are tanking just reinforces the notion that the markets are tanking for a reason, and it will simply tank worse when reopened.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 01:12 PM (miJU3)

497 There really are no words I could type that would convey how despicable this is. So how about this:

EVIL

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 01:11 PM (bDqIh)


Let's not be so negative!

Posted by: Pleased to meet you, Have you guessed my name? at March 23, 2020 01:12 PM (BiNEL)

498 So the Democrats (and GOPers) brought us the Globalization flu, and now in exchange for money to keep people from going bankrupt they are demanding that we give more money to the globalists and their pet causes?

Arrest these assholes for "Chinese collusion". Now. I'm tired of this sh*t.


Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2020 01:13 PM (WdocV)

499 Also, China is claiming there's a second wave of infections.
.........

Just can't quit the bat soup.
Posted by: wth


Saw a ramen noodle meme on Facebook that had a picture of a bat where the flavor identifier goes.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 01:14 PM (2GjZZ)

500 My 401K will be obliterated. Can't even begin to process the damage this does me mine
***

At a certain point soon we will have lost more money as a society then anyone can claim we gained via globalization

Why aren't we having a discussion about not tariffs for China, but a full, permanent, ban on trade with them?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2020 01:16 PM (WdocV)

501 Also, China is claiming there's a second wave of infections.

***

So they lied when they were reporting rates of infection going down? I'm shocked, shocked!

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2020 01:17 PM (WdocV)

502 Damn tough Roy, but stay calm and get financial help wtih your money shortfall. Are you retiring this year or many years in the future...I have weathered 3 BIG DOWNTURNS..stay in the market, best advice.
Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 01:05 PM (5IHGB)

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Maybe we can get a guest blogger or maybe someone lurking here could offer some advice to us folks who have takin a IRA/401K beating these last few weeks?



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Posted by: dananjcon at March 23, 2020 01:19 PM (u6xw0)

503 "500 My 401K will be obliterated. Can't even begin to process the damage this does me mine
***

At a certain point soon we will have lost more money as a society then anyone can claim we gained via globalization

Why aren't we having a discussion about not tariffs for China, but a full, permanent, ban on trade with them?"

It's going to happen but now isn't the time to discuss it. Someone asked Trump the other day about bringing back pharmaceutical and medical device production and he said now wasn't the time to deal with it. He will but (a) the markets don't need to be made more despondent and (b) the Chinese could cut off our supplies and have threatened to do so.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2020 01:19 PM (puu6v)

504 And the difference between conservatives and progressives? We hear about Klobuchar's husband, and wish him a quick recovery. Rick Wilson on the other hand suggests that Melania should get infected.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 12:28 PM (rpbg1)

Klobuchar's hubby has enough of a cross to bear.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 01:20 PM (miJU3)

505 Worried about staffers voting on behalf of the old dudes, tie the VPN or voting log in to a retina scan. WE HAVE the capability so gitRdone instead of expecting a commiecrat to do the right thing.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (T9Hmo)

It would be very easy to arrange for witnesses to be present when shut-in legislators record their votes remotely.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 01:23 PM (miJU3)

506 At what point does China get isolated from the World Stage over their bullshit?

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 01:24 PM (vmRc0)

507 welcome back, zombie gal !

Posted by: non entity at March 23, 2020 01:27 PM (B+t5k)

508 meeps?

A conclave with the Road Runner, Captain Pike, Beeker, and the Knights Who Go

Posted by: mindful webworker
The Nodiac: Constellations for the Computer Age
at March 23, 2020 01:28 PM (Sr48m)

509 is anyone else getting a shit load of micro downloads when using the facebook app? every time i open the app, it seems like there's a shit load of 1-3 second downloads, and i'm not entirely sure what is happening with it.
Posted by: SturmToddler at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (8D42x)

facebook is a virus.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 01:30 PM (miJU3)

510 There will be a few benefits.

1. No question, supply chains will be simplified and manufacturing of components will, to a certain extent, move onshore. The companies who are there aren't leaving China - the long term potential market is too big. But they will duplicate what they're doing in China domestically. The bigger movement, though, will be the outsourcing to Hang Wang Manufacturing to make bits and pieces. A lot of that stuff is going to either move in-house or at least be diversified so the OEMs aren't hostage to it. Mexico will benefit too.

2. This one will turn out not to have been so bad. But now we've had a dry run for the zombie apocalypse, when it does happen, and it will. We know better what works and what doesn't, and we'll be better prepared.

3. There will be permanent changes to how we work. We've learned that many employees don't have to be at a workplace to get things done, at least not all the time. Government can nudge this with changes to wage-hour laws (California recently went in the opposite direction), but it's an economic trend that is an unstoppable force.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 23, 2020 01:35 PM (l513m)

511 Demorats proved they were unworthy to government with years of impeachment trials based on fraud and deceptions, and now with needlessly endangering America's existence over greedy leftists agendas. Odd pissing away our treasury promptly on our enemies doesn't bother Demorats, only spending American money on Americans.
Deniers be damned, its long past time to realize who's side demorats are on! and it's certainly not ours!

Posted by: ron n. at March 23, 2020 01:37 PM (om5HK)

512 Hopefully bean counters will listen to IT directors that warn them to prepare and invest ahead of time to protect the integrity of their infrastructure and prepare to have the employees work from home in an emergency!!


Yeah, right.

Posted by: Floridachick at March 23, 2020 01:39 PM (9C9xC)

513 > Peter Defecto knows there is a very real possibility his business interests will be nationalized. Fucking dumb ass.

Cowards like Schitt always think that if they collaborate, they'll be eaten last.

They're almost always wrong.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 23, 2020 01:43 PM (tLWGd)

514 Remember the nuclear attack advice given to schoolkids in the 50's?

1. Sit firmly in your chair, both feet on the ground.

2. Put both hands behind your head.

3. Put your head between your knees.

4. Kiss your ass goodbye!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 02:02 PM (eauMe)

515 "253 agree totally three dots

you can see the general tone of their communications changing
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:37 PM (j9HX3)

We always seem to be on the same page."

I'm a lurker most of the time, but what both of you say often resonates with me as well.

I'm in Delaware and the (D) Governor as of yesterday has shut things down until May 15, joining NY, NJ, and PA and amping it up a bit for good measure.

Any doubts PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Biden was on the phone to the DE governor letting him know Biden may well be the president in several months, and that as President he could be a very powerful friend (or enemy) to DE? And that he (Uncle Joe) would be forever grateful if the DE governor got with the lockdown program ASAP.

Posted by: RM at March 23, 2020 02:11 PM (U3LtS)

516 Democrats got their love of decrepit economies from the USSR virus. No, this isn't sarcasm, they literally did.

Posted by: MarjBaldwin at March 23, 2020 02:12 PM (C3tIt)

517 Right before this happened, the republicans showed they are spineless after Schumer physically threatened Supreme Court justices and suffered no consequences.

Why wouldn't Schumer push the limits yet again? Nothing can happen to him; his only opposition does literally nothing to stop him.

Posted by: Chris W at March 23, 2020 02:31 PM (HPcI7)

518 ace,

In about the last hour, Italy has reported a significant decline in BOTH daily new cases and daily new deaths.
That's the first time this has happened since the China Virus has been raging in Italy.
They just might have peaked and begun turning the corner.


Posted by: Cold Civil War at March 23, 2020 02:31 PM (Z2PYk)

519 If there were ever a real reason to go nuclear, now would be the time to pull that trigger, Mitch.

Posted by: Anne Marie Young at March 23, 2020 03:35 PM (tfCQg)

520 he enemy is not outside there our enemy are the Senate Democrats Take a 25:000 Volt Cattle Prod to that Stupid Jackass

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 23, 2020 04:08 PM (FLiOE)

521 Vox is easily carved on a short bullet

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rats & PNs at March 23, 2020 06:42 PM (Pp1ff)

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