Trump Reaches 50% Approval, Highest Since 2018, in Hill-HarrisX Poll

What doesn't corona me makes me stronger.

While The Hill doesnít go into speculating as to why Trumpís approval rating is so high, and chooses instead to focus on the criticisms heís receiving, we can accurately guess why Trumpís support is rising.

The poll was conducted on March 22-23, around the same time Democrats struck down the bipartisan stimulus package that would have propped up business and American workers. This undoubtedly soured a lot of people against the Democrats, especially as Trump is giving daily press briefings promoting the idea of the bill and giving Americans a view of light at the end of the tunnel.

And that's why the intensely partisan, Chinese Communist owned-and-operated, corporate media is embargoing those press conferences now.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average flew +1,100 points, on both positive earnings reports and news that a Chinese Flu recovery bill had been agreed to.

514 @news_ntd 4 minutes ago

"We are done. We have a deal."

The @WhiteHouse and U.S. congressional leaders in the Senate reached an agreement on a $2 trillion relief package amid the #CCPVirus pandemic, White House official Eric Ueland said. #coronavirus
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1 meep meep motherfuckers!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2020 01:13 PM (d7Ww2)

2 st and 50%? hell yea!

Posted by: IP - Still a 'ron at March 25, 2020 01:13 PM (ymM0w)

3 PDT truly is the roadrunner.
dems are Wile E Coyote.

and they just can't stop stepping on their own dicks

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2020 01:13 PM (d7Ww2)

4 Corona makes me stronger...liquid muscles.

Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2020 01:13 PM (X/Pw5)

5 MAGA!

Posted by: IC at March 25, 2020 01:13 PM (a0IVu)

6 And I read the dang content...

Posted by: IP - Still a 'ron at March 25, 2020 01:14 PM (ymM0w)

7 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:14 PM (UWqZJ)

8 Worthless fucking media hacks. Hope you all have to go suck dicks at the bus station to earn a few quarters.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:14 PM (JFO2v)

9 Say, is Joe still trying to figure out how Skype works?

Posted by: IC at March 25, 2020 01:14 PM (a0IVu)

10 Posts coming as quickly as Trump's approval rating is rising today!

Posted by: Bert G at March 25, 2020 01:14 PM (OMsf+)

11 If PDT has been president during WWII? Hmm

Posted by: Tuna at March 25, 2020 01:15 PM (gLRfa)

12 And that's why the intensely partisan, Chinese Communist owned-and-operated, corporate media is embargoing those press conferences now.

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I want to live in a world where WaPo is as far to the right as the NYT is to the left.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:15 PM (UWqZJ)

13 Just wait until America re-opens and shows the world and the American soi bois what AMERICA STRONG looks like.

It's gonna be epic.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 01:15 PM (KxVoZ)

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

Hi nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (NWiLs)

15 I don't know...

We're still lagging at Ann Arbor Community College.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (mrrpT)

16 I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill...

Posted by: eleven at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (Qf83p)

17 Trump is proof positive there is a God.

My leftist ex-girlfriends currently shrieking on Facebook that Trump will kill their elderly parents is proof positive there is a Satan too.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Celebrating The End of This Shitshow at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (+dsLj)

18 The senate bill looks pretty good so far. I am reviewing a final copy and thus far the Senate went out of their way to ensure no illegal alien gets any benefit and the IG is not some unaccountable political bureaucrat. Lot's more to read through though for the buried nuggets...

Posted by: Marcus T at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (VpIIl)

19 Americans who generally have their views manipulated by the MSM are seeing Trump at press conferences on a daily basis. He's been portrayed by the media as a crazy person, but the citizens see him at these press conferences handling questions from yelling reporters calmly.

Compare Trump's demeanor with Biden's getting angry with, and pointing his finger at the autoworker.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (+lVUW)

20 Just reflect on where we'd be if Hillarhoid were President. Or Obama. Or Biden. Or Sanders. /shudders

I bet in their hearts even ardent Democrats are secretly kind of glad none of those clowns is President.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (9KTP0)

21 I'm waiting for the MSM to report positively on the progress of a vaccine. I'm not holding my breath.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (2DOZq)

22 @ChadPergram 16 minutes ago

Hoyer letter to Hse mbrs: The Senate has announced that they have reached an agreement. The Senate is continuing to work on writing the agreement into legislative text. House Democrats are being briefed today on a series of conference calls.

Hoyer to Hse mbrs: Before we can determine when and how the House will consider this legislation, we must have the final legislative text and clear direction on when the Senate will vote. I remain committed to giving House Members 24 hours' notice before the House acts.

Also: It appears the $25M for the Kennedy center and $75M for CPB-NPR remain in the bill.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (cF8AT)

23 He's making a fine case for having his face carved on his very own mountain

Posted by: Tuna at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (gLRfa)

24 Delivery guy at work this morning:

"I'm a Democrat, and Nancy Pelosi is a fucking idiot!"

Their internal polling must off da hook.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (ISCBD)

25 15 I don't know...

We're still lagging at Ann Arbor Community College.
Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (mrrpT)

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Their polling methodology is second to none.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (UWqZJ)

26 Willowed again( and again and again)551
Just checked and 1159 confirmed cases in Mass. 11 deaths, so 1%. 95
people hospitalized. How is this overwhelming our health care system?
Obviously, ,now that they are testing, there are going to be more cases
but if they are not requiring hospitalization, why is this a pandemic?


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 25, 2020 01:14 PM (QzF6i)

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (QzF6i)

27 The Hill doesn't go into speculating as to why Trump's approval rating is so high,
...........

because the Dems and their media are proving daily what retards they are.
Oh, and Joe Biden.

Posted by: wth at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (v0R5T)

28 It has only been a year since McTumor died? It seems longer.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (vGJY7)

29 I have no intention of adhering to this lockdown dumbassery.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (Xesvh)

30 My leftist ex-girlfriends currently shrieking on Facebook that Trump will kill their elderly parents is proof positive there is a Satan too.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Celebrating The End of This Shitshow at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (+dsLj)

Not going anywhere near Facebook. This is the only site I'm looking at now, with Lucianne and American Thinker. Everything else is fear porn.

Posted by: Caliban at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (QE8X6)

31 In under 50!!!
Oh and we sooooooo screwed.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (pw+jk)

32 I have the feeling the bill still has bad stuff in it, perhaps not as obvious though.

Trump has succeeded in ripping the curtain away from the Democrats and their machinations. However, as they are incapable of learning, the Democrats continue to operate as if no one can see what they're doing.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (E+OcO)

33 Way to go Nurse R

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (BiNEL)

34 11 If PDT has been president during WWII? Hmm

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The NYT along with the rest of the presstitutes would be sucking Hitler off hourly and cheering the ovens at Auschwitz.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (d6mdH)

35 23 He's making a fine case for having his face carved on his very own mountain
Posted by: Tuna at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (gLRfa)

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Into Stone Mountain?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (UWqZJ)

36 Have we cottoned on that despite the noise and predictions of doom from detractors, Trump always seems to come out on top?

Posted by: ... at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (uEbPt)

37 Trump derangement syndrome - the gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by: satrose at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (nycWw)

38 Everything else is fear porn.


With maps!

Posted by: eleven at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (Qf83p)

39 Why, I otter . . .

Posted by: Moe Howard at March 25, 2020 01:19 PM (+y/Ru)

40 Insty just had a link to a deranged lefty who thinks this will propelBiden to the presidency if he only just stays alive

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2020 01:19 PM (KNsKs)

41 34 11 If PDT has been president during WWII? Hmm


maybe we wouldn't have sold so many good innocent Eastern Euro countries down the river to Stalin

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 25, 2020 01:19 PM (j9HX3)

42 27 The Hill doesn't go into speculating as to why Trump's approval rating is so high,
...........

because the Dems and their media are proving daily what retards they are.
Oh, and Joe Biden.
Posted by: wth at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (v0R5T)

==========

Biden hasn't even secured the nomination formally yet, and he's already being treated as an afterthought.

I don't see him inciting a whole lot of energy in the left come fall.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:19 PM (UWqZJ)

43 Also: It appears the $25M for the Kennedy center and $75M for CPB-NPR remain in the bill.
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (cF8AT)
+++++++++++++
The CPB should be funded at zero, their spectrum revoked, the buildings shut down and the assets auctioned - not receiving yet more of my deficit-financed future earnings.

Besides, the advent of cable (and since then, streaming) has put paid to the notion that such an organization is even remotely necessary.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:19 PM (e/H31)

44 The senate bill looks pretty good so far. I am reviewing a final copy and thus far the Senate went out of their way to ensure no illegal alien gets any benefit and the IG is not some unaccountable political bureaucrat.

**************

That is a miracle, seriously.

Good Lord if an unprecedented pandemic and economic shutdown didnt work what are they going to do next to stop Trump?

O____O

Posted by: Two Weeks From Celebrating The End of This Shitshow at March 25, 2020 01:19 PM (+dsLj)

45 MarcusT doing the Lord's work and reading the actual bill.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:19 PM (hr5kG)

46 I'm swatting down Chicken Little Commies on Nextdoor. It's fun and boy do they have thin skins. Which makes it even more fun.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (pw+jk)

47 40 Insty just had a link to a deranged lefty who thinks this will propelBiden to the presidency if he only just stays alive

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2020 01:19 PM (KNsKs)

That is their selling point? Our candidate just needs to stay alive? Lord almighty.

Posted by: IC at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (a0IVu)

48 Also: It appears the $25M for the Kennedy center and $75M for CPB-NPR remain in the bill.
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (cF8AT)


NO!!!!

Die NPR, die!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (9KTP0)

49 41 34 11 If PDT has been president during WWII? Hmm


maybe we wouldn't have sold so many good innocent Eastern Euro countries down the river to Stalin
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 25, 2020 01:19 PM (j9HX3)

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"I want to drive to Moscow, Mr. President."
-Patton

"Do it."
-Trump

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (UWqZJ)

50 They are embargoing PDT's pressers now ?

wow.

How Soviet of them.

This crap is growing intolerable.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (cqteU)

51 Not going anywhere near Facebook. This is the only site I'm looking at now, with Lucianne and American Thinker. Everything else is fear porn.


you're very smart, Caliban

I try to avoid SM but I kind of can't avoid it

but I wish I could. it's a morass even moreso than usual

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (j9HX3)

52 Still waiting to find out what I am paying for in this bill. I understand that anyone making over $75K is ineligible for the walking around money, nor are their children eligible, since they are privileged.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (YslsA)

53 WWII - Trump would have wanted to know why the Surrender Monkeys got a seat at the winners' table.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (KxVoZ)

54 Just when you thought they couldn't go any lower, Democrats have now taken the side of a virus.

Posted by: ... at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (uEbPt)

55 Joe Biden will be having a livestream outlining his policies for fighting the virus if he can find his way out of the closet he's wandered into.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (oVJmc)

56 Also: It appears the $25M for the Kennedy center and $75M for CPB-NPR remain in the bill.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (cF8AT)



Well, it's not like we didn't know the feckless GOPe was going to screw us, but at least they seem to have screwed us a wee bit less than they might have!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:21 PM (BiNEL)

57 The NYT along with the rest of the presstitutes would be sucking Hitler off hourly and cheering the ovens at Auschwitz.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (d6mdH)

===

Ummm that is what they did do.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 25, 2020 01:21 PM (pw+jk)

58 It seems like this thread has been up longer than eight minutes!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 25, 2020 01:21 PM (vGJY7)

59 That Pelosi is really a crazy clown,
And Adam Schitweasel wasn't gonna bring him down,
Ol' Donnie Two-Scoops never lost to anyone,
Adding skulls to his throne is his idea of having fun!

Covfefe! It's The Donald's favorite brew!
Covfefe! Here's a big cup of "Eff you!"

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 25, 2020 01:21 PM (ISCBD)

60 50%? It's probably 65%.

Posted by: dantesed at March 25, 2020 01:21 PM (88xKn)

61 Belated greetings to you Horde.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at March 25, 2020 01:21 PM (1FhAQ)

62 I understand that anyone making over $75K is ineligible for the walking around money, nor are their children eligible, since they are privileged.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (YslsA)


Comrade, you're catching on...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:21 PM (BiNEL)

63 Is anyone starting to see data on how long recovery takes for those who are hospitalized? Seems like an important bit of information if the major concern is hospital resources being overstretched.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (uquGJ)

64 >>> Biden hasn't even secured the nomination formally yet, and he's already being treated as an afterthought.
I don't see him inciting a whole lot of energy in the left come fall.

Maybe it's better if I just stop talking.

Posted by: Joey Trains at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (NGm/n)

65
I think the phony phaux phlu will be the ultimate Wile E. Coyote explosion for the Left.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (pS94+)

66 22
Also: It appears the $25M for the Kennedy center and $75M for CPB-NPR remain in the bill.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (cF8AT)

Sure wish we had the line item veto.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (N39Ws)

67 It has only been a year since McTumor died? It seems longer.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (vGJY7)
.........

The funeral should be over soon.

Posted by: wth at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (v0R5T)

68 Where my Kungflu money at?

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (88+cf)

69 Did we get ANY money for a border wall in the $2 trillion ?ya know, to protect us from thousands of infected streaming across our border

Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (9X4u5)

70 55 Just when you thought they couldn't go any lower, Democrats have now taken the side of a virus.


I mean they really have!

I'm hearing that docs/hospitals in NYC refuse to use the CQ/Zpack treatment?!?!

at this point they're sandbagging!

so, this cannot be THAT deadly can it? even New Yorkers aren't that stupid. they're just trying to drag it out

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (j9HX3)

71 Well, it's not like we didn't know the feckless GOPe was going to screw us, but at least they seem to have screwed us a wee bit less than they might have!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:21 PM (BiNEL)
+++++++++++++
It could be worse. They went in raw instead of using a sandpaper condom.

Posted by: My gaping, chafed, permanently reamed-out taxpayer ass at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (e/H31)

72 Day 14: my staff say it's still not safe to exit quarantine. It sure sounds like hell out there. Everyone laughed at my paste jar collection but I'm already through a third of it. Hope this bailout includes school supply companies.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (hr5kG)

73 "I want to drive to Moscow, Mr. President."
-Patton

"Do it."
-Trump

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He would have been there quickly since Trump would have told Monty to go fuck himself.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (sUTds)

74 68 It has only been a year since McTumor died? It seems longer.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (vGJY7)
.........

The funeral should be over soon.
Posted by: wth at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (v0R5T)

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You're a dirty fucking liar.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (UWqZJ)

75 Biden hasn't even secured the nomination formally yet, and he's already being treated as an afterthought.

Who?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (9KTP0)

76 #backtonormal

Posted by: Caliban at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (QE8X6)

77 65
>>> Biden hasn't even secured the nomination formally yet, and he's already being treated as an afterthought.

I don't see him inciting a whole lot of energy in the left come fall.



Maybe it's better if I just stop talking.

Posted by: Joey Trains at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (NGm/n)
Perhaps we should start sending him bibs to catch his drool.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (N39Ws)

78 I cannot wait to vote for him again.

Posted by: Outside the Beltway at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (vEIlU)

79
The NYT along with the rest of the presstitutes would be sucking Hitler off hourly and cheering the ovens at Auschwitz.
Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 25, 2020 01:18 PM (d6mdH)







You're assuming that they didn't cheer on the ovens in private...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (EGyGV)

80 I posted this earlier.Rasmussen only polls likely voters. Figure they are more tuned in but
have been pretty steady between 46-51 % all along. Is it possible that
if you are polling a wider audience like registered or even just adults,
that more people are starting to realize that Orangeman bad is not as
bad as the MSM(which is their main source of news) made him out to be?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (QzF6i)

81 And that's why the intensely partisan, Chinese Communist owned-and-operated, corporate media is embargoing those press conferences now.

OK, serious question -

If the major propaganda outfits are not broadcasting the President's press conferences, why are their representatives still allowed to attend? Why aren't they barred at the door and told they will not take a seat until their network returns to hosting the live conferences?

For all the talk PDT does about the MFM as the enemy of the people, his treatment of them in person is one of the more puzzling aspects of his personality.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (2JVJo)

82 80
You're assuming that they didn't cheer on the ovens in private...
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (EGyGV)


"Tell me!"

- - Walter Duranty

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (pS94+)

83 Ok now it's personal.

Husband's work just told him he had to shave his beard due to fitting the masks they want him to wear. We are going to try to just make it a goatee.

Grrrrrrrr........ I love that beard on him.....

Posted by: satrose at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (nycWw)

84

What will the media do when Trump wins again and we take the House?

What on earth will they do.

Posted by: Outside the Beltway at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (vEIlU)

85 Is schadenfreude OT ?
Just bicycled to corner for exercise, saw car on flatbed wrecker. Bumperstickers inc'l an old obama, a warren, a omg gop wtf, medicare for all, bernie 2016. Inside cab an animated ranting crazy cat lady looking scrunt and an I cant wait to dump this bitch.off driver.

Posted by: getting the banned back together laughing in ridicule at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (jj5Xv)

86 Broke: Trump must be impeached because he can't be president of the United States.

Woke: Trump can't be president if there isn't a United States.

levarburtonthinking.gif

Posted by: El Kabong at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (datdl)

87 Oh yeah FUCK National Philistine Radio

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (JFO2v)

88 #spinnersandflatscreens

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (gwucc)

89 For all the talk PDT does about the MFM as the enemy of the people, his treatment of them in person is one of the more puzzling aspects of his personality.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (2JVJo)
+++++++++++
I think he believes in freedom of the press, despite how shitty they are.

It's the only thing I can come up with.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (e/H31)

90 71 55 Just when you thought they couldn't go any lower, Democrats have now taken the side of a virus.


I mean they really have!

I'm hearing that docs/hospitals in NYC refuse to use the CQ/Zpack treatment?!?!

at this point they're sandbagging!

so, this cannot be THAT deadly can it? even New Yorkers aren't that stupid. they're just trying to drag it out
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (j9HX3)

I'm hearing similar things from my nurse practitioner SIL in central CA.

They're not treating patients with drugs they know will help because the drugs are not officially listed for COVID-19.

Sounds like a lawyer thing to me.

She's literally the nurse treating the COVID folks at her facility. And she's furious.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (hr5kG)

91 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (Zz0t1)

92 Hence why these Democrat governors are trying to block prescriptions for HCQ. If people are cured quickly it makes it harder to get rid of Orange Hitler.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (aQVnD)

93 They are embargoing PDT's pressers now ?
wow.
How Soviet of them.
This crap is growing intolerable.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (cqteU)


Comrade, we make sure you see all the news you should see!

May not work for every presser but whitehouse.gov/live works like a charm for me. The feed quality looks like high definition and I have a crap DSL internet feed.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (BiNEL)

94 I need ironclad confirmation that PP gets absolutely nothing.


Directly or indirectly.


Anyone?

Posted by: Ha at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (fNWtj)

95 "Also: It appears the $25M for the Kennedy center and $75M for CPB-NPR remain in the bill.
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (cF8AT)"

Negative. If it's in there, I can't find it.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (VpIIl)

96 "I want to drive to Moscow, Mr. President."

-Patton



"Do it."

-Trump



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He would have been there quickly since Trump would have told Monty to go fuck himself.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (sUTds)

He'd had told Monty to sod off when Monty put forth the market garden plan. Patton would have been in Berlin Christmas 1944.



Posted by: Archer at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (gmo/4)

97 Sure....ill kill the bot...just give me an address mm...ill bring back a toaster for you.

First swear an oath for Trump, constitution and buy ammo.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (1Fabx)

98 75
68 It has only been a year since McTumor died? It seems longer.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (vGJY7)

.........



The funeral should be over soon.

Posted by: wth at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (v0R5T)



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You're a dirty fucking liar.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (UWqZJ)

Megan still has to give birth. Soon you'll hear her proclaim an angel came to speak to her telling her she is to have a son, and she is to name him John.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (N39Ws)

99 But all the Trump voters are going to die before the election!

Posted by: Rick Wilson! at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (I2/tG)

100 79 I cannot wait to vote for him again.
Posted by: Outside the Beltway at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (vEIlU)

You are going to have to. You think the lines for toilet paper were bad, wait until you see the MAGA lines on November 3rd. I expect people camping out starting on Halloween.

Posted by: Roy at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (ABjxW)

101 Yeah, those press conferences have been brutal to the Dems--exposing everything that they say about Trump is a lie.

They had only broadcast them because they know they are so smart they were going to easily trick Trump into saying something stupid and then he and Pence would resign.

We are 7 months to the election and the Dems have one accomplishment: Impeachment
Which 40 in the House promised they wouldn't support

What's a word worse than "bloodbath?"

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (vPKfA)

102 NY Slimes has a present-day Duranty in China.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (gwucc)

103 >>>>52 Not going anywhere near Facebook. This is the only site I'm looking at now, with Lucianne and American Thinker. Everything else is fear porn.

The most annoying and disappointing is Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. He's gone hair on fire , full apocalyptic overdrive.
I think Armageddon like scenarios appeal to his sci-fi / fantasy sensebilities.

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (UFgOG)

104 DOW +1100. I don't think this is a dead cat bounce. Hopefully this sustains.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (7Fj9P)

105 So the Italy numbers are cooked? Is that for real?

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (/ZYFC)

106 You're a dirty fucking liar.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:23 PM (UWqZJ)

That's the worst kind!

Posted by: Caliban at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (QE8X6)

107
Worthless fucking media hacks. Hope you all have to go suck dicks at the bus station to earn a few quarters.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:14 PM (JFO2v)

What do you mean have to???

Posted by: Shep at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (uEbPt)

108 Hey, what about my coronavirus press appearance today, assuming that I'm feeling well enough to do it?

Posted by: Joe Biden? at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (I2/tG)

109 97
"I want to drive to Moscow, Mr. President."


-Patton





"Do it."


-Trump





-----------





He would have been there quickly since Trump would have told Monty to go fuck himself.



Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (sUTds)

He'd had told Monty to sod off when Monty put forth the market garden plan. Patton would have been in Berlin Christmas 1944.





Posted by: Archer at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (gmo/4)

I've often wondered what the world would have been like if Patton was given the green light to march on Moscow.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (N39Ws)

110 Trump has taken charge of the situation and is taking names and kicking asses. Not making excuses and deflecting blame for incompetence and inaction, like Presnit Zero would.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (o2MD2)

111 #90 Its like he feels sorry for them, like you do for that weird ass boyfriend that you dumped long ago and are so over, but who has no friends....

Nah. I was never sorry to dump him. Screw the MSM Trump, if they don't broadcast, bar them from the briefings.

Posted by: satrose at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (nycWw)

112 106 So the Italy numbers are cooked? Is that for real?
Posted by: jhawk90 at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (/ZYFC)

Perfect al dente.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (NWiLs)

113 Is it true there is funding to subsidize the ongoing McCain funeral?

Posted by: Ha at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (fNWtj)

114 Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (aQVnD)

Look at the "normal" internal death toll for every totalitarian government during the takeover phase. A few million dead in the US is barely an inconvenience!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (BiNEL)

115 Ace

What Doesn't Corona Makes Me Strongah! (OK, it's a trivial suggestion, I realize.)

Btw, the Hill-Harris poll is RVs, which is worth noting. Trump always does better with LVs-- like a couple of points better, usually.

Posted by: mnw at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (Cssks)

116 Wendy Sherman, the gal Obama picked to negotiate that fabulous Iran Deal, has found Trump's true weakness/biggest crime:


@wendyrsherman

Hmm. He calls Dr. Birx, Debbie, and Dr. Fauci, Dr. Fauci. Really now. . .



These are not serious people.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (bDqIh)

117 Brett Kavanaugh raped me.

Posted by: The Coronavirus at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (uEbPt)

118 Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (UFgOG)

Agree!!

Posted by: Caliban at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (QE8X6)

119 The most annoying and disappointing is Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. He's gone hair on fire , full apocalyptic overdrive.
I think Armageddon like scenarios appeal to his sci-fi / fantasy sensebilities.

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

Personally, I think it is just Insty being on Brand. He has long advocated being self-prepared for disasters. Not reliant on government.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (sUTds)

120 I'm hearing similar things from my nurse practitioner SIL in central CA.
...
She's literally the nurse treating the COVID folks at her facility. And she's furious.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (hr5kG)
++++++++++++
What does "SIL" mean? I always thought it was "son in law" but it isn't because I have seen it used to refer to both sexes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (e/H31)

121 28 It has only been a year since McTumor died? It seems longer.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front


It just seems that longer because of the way Meggie has been milking it. Kinda like how her dad milked the POW thing. By the way, there were a couple of other former POW's who served in congress. None of them went for the attention that McCain did.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (+lVUW)

122

I wouldn't touch Polls with a ten foot Pole... Kaminskis rule.

Posted by: saf at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (5IHGB)

123 A number of idiots complaining no eviction protection. Gah, added onto the eviction laws we have now, you'd be an absolute sucker pay ever pay rent.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (6/uwW)

124 121 What does "SIL" mean? I always thought it was "son in law" but it isn't because I have seen it used to refer to both sexes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (e/H31)

=======

Probably sister in law.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (UWqZJ)

125 53 Still waiting to find out what I am paying for in this bill. I understand that anyone making over $75K is ineligible for the walking around money, nor are their children eligible, since they are privileged.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 25, 2020 01:20 PM (YslsA)

No, that's wrong.

@NKaeding


The checks are then limited based on adjusted gross income. It's available to single filers below $75,000, married couples below $150,000, and heads of households (single with kids) below $112,500.

The compromised bill provides checks of $1,200 to individuals and $500 to children. Unlike previous House versions, there are no capped on the number of child that qualify. But it's children as defined by the child tax credit.

(this is from earlier today...she hasn't posted on the final version yet but I don't see that changing)

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (cF8AT)

126 So the Italy numbers are cooked? Is that for real?
Posted by: jhawk90 at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (/ZYFC)


Well, then they lied about the Hug a Chinaman from Wuhan being a bad thing.

Better go start hugging it out.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (Zz0t1)

127 What does "SIL" mean? I always thought it was "son in law" but it isn't because I have seen it used to refer to both sexes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (e/H31)

...

Good point. I meant sister in law but it's not clear, is it?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (hr5kG)

128 Awww come on woman. this cold ahh you know the thing am jig is like when the Hungarians bombed Seattle. And I should know because I was advising President Teddy Roosevelt on his television appearance to calm the beef markets. The line "We have only to fear Orange Man Bad." was what Garfield told me when we at the pool... aww man, I love that kooky fat cat. He's a cat but loves lasagna... oh I laugh at that.

Anyway we are all going to die from the Yo-Yo Chink Cold so vote for me or vote for the other Biden. I'm Joe Biden and would appreciate your vote for senator of the USA.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (pw+jk)

129 I've often wondered what the world would have been like if Patton was given the green light to march on Moscow.

I wonder what it'd be like if Mac had crossed the Yalu.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (Xesvh)

130 What does "SIL" mean? I always thought it was "son in law" but it isn't because I have seen it used to refer to both sexes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (e/H31)


Sis-in-law

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (ouBhA)

131 Where my Kungflu money at?
Posted by: Roland THTG at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (88+cf)
.........

First you must fill out this application form in triplicate.
Second you mail it in with a SASE with 2 stamps.
Third you call our hotline to track progress.
Fourth our board will review your application.
Fifth shut up and wait the check is in the mail.

Posted by: wth at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (v0R5T)

132 Even Trump believes in the Money Tree. $2T would replace every ship in the Navy or close to it. It's preposterous.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (KQ/Al)

133 No doubt the dems are salivating at the thought of the yellow plague lasting all the way to November, so we can have "mail in voting". Bets on we start to hear about measures being put in place in the next week or so.

Gotta start early, just in case we die!

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (8B6Ng)

134 I'm sure Italy is hoping to get some bennies from Uncle Sugar/EU or UN or some other globalist shit-house. Moar dead=moar bennies.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (7Fj9P)

135 "What will the media do when Trump wins again and we take the House?



What on earth will they do.

Posted by: Outside the Beltway"

Hoax SMOD sighting by NASA. Panic ensues and everybody hopefully dies in the chaos except MSM, Deep state and Dem party.

Posted by: Ripley at March 25, 2020 01:30 PM (MxEKc)

136 >>I need ironclad confirmation that PP gets absolutely nothing.

Same for:

--No DACA amnesty, automatic extention of H1B visas
--No ballot harvesting and other vote fraud schemes

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2020 01:30 PM (bDqIh)

137 Good point. I meant sister in law but it's not clear, is it?
Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (hr5kG)
+++++++++++
D'oh! I forgot that "sister" also starts with an "S."

The use of a subsequent pronoun will allow me to disambiguate in the future. Thanks for clarifying.

Unless the pronoun is one of those fake new ones, of course - in that case it shall remain ambiguous.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:30 PM (e/H31)

138 If we get out of this fairly soon, there needs to be A Reckoning.

With the Chinese Communist Party.

With the World Health Organization.

With the press.

With the Democrats.

With the FDA and CDC, whose bureaucratic stupidity markedly slowed our response to this.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 25, 2020 01:30 PM (I2/tG)

139 130 I've often wondered what the world would have been like if Patton was given the green light to march on Moscow.

I wonder what it'd be like if Mac had crossed the Yalu.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (Xesvh)

==========

I had wondered what would have if Pythagoras had been given a staff that extended his life and he had had twins with a Spartan woman.

But now I know, having finished Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:30 PM (UWqZJ)

140 #96 - Glad you are reading through it and not me. I read through the 2K+ pages of ObamaCare when it came out, and that pretty much broke me. Mind you, I worked government contracts and was used to the language, but that mf was the stuff of nightmares.

Posted by: satrose at March 25, 2020 01:30 PM (nycWw)

141 "Quick! Ankle bite on the leader while we are in a crisis! That is what people expect us to do, and it shall drag him down to the depths of ignominy and low poll results!" said all of the media.


"Shut-Up," explained the public. "You aren't helping!"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 25, 2020 01:30 PM (FJL6J)

142
The virtues signalling and social shaming for "STAY THE FUCK HOME h8ter", is almost unbearable.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 25, 2020 01:31 PM (nw6Hr)

143 My in laws are convinced Trump wants to kill old people. I tried asking why he would do that when old people are Trump voters and killing your base is a dumb move 6 months from an election.

No reply so far.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 01:31 PM (P6ZCq)

144 Good point. I meant sister in law but it's not clear, is it?
Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (hr5kG)


I figured it out when you said "She" in the next sentence, but hey......

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:31 PM (Zz0t1)

145 Welp...I hope everyone enjoys their checks...looks like me and hubs will not qualify to receive any money...only pay for it. Sucks to suck.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 25, 2020 01:31 PM (sI15f)

146 40 Insty just had a link to a deranged lefty who thinks this will propelBiden to the presidency if he only just stays alive
Posted by: steevy


The social distancing thing works in favor of Biden. Less chance he'll assault some poor middle America democrat who questions him on gun control.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2020 01:31 PM (+lVUW)

147 I say we cut all ties to Communist China, except for Harbor Freight. Essential business.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 25, 2020 01:31 PM (o2MD2)

148 A number of idiots complaining no eviction protection. Gah, added onto the eviction laws we have now, you'd be an absolute sucker pay ever pay rent.
Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (6/uwW)

Conveniently ignoring that Trump already took care of that for the time being. Oh, they meant never getting evicted? Yeah, LOLGFY.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 25, 2020 01:31 PM (aQVnD)

149 on the other hand, $1,200 will buy a goodly bit of ammo, so there is a silver lining.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (KQ/Al)

150 If Pelosi delays that bill another day, there needs to be a movement to declare that dementia addled drunk incompetent and put that commie pussy Hoyer in charge to get it moving. What is the recourse here?

Posted by: Nancys Pickled Liver at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (e4dRr)

151 "Near majority disapprove of Trump"

No president since Obama has had approval ratings this low

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (dNzKv)

152 @guypbenson

Uh oh:

https://tinyurl.com/sxe3r5h

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (cF8AT)

153 Megan still has to give birth. Soon you'll hear her
proclaim an angel came to speak to her telling her she is to have a son,
and she is to name him John.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (N39Ws)

===
Mega Megan is preggers?
How did they know?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (pw+jk)

154 Schumer - "we made the bill MUCH better by not passing the first 2 versions."

I want to see what the differences are between the bills.......

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (Zz0t1)

155 I know this deal "had to be done" if Trump had a prayer in November, but there has to be a limit to trillion dollar stimulus, bailouts, QE, negative interest rates, etc.

It really does make me want to just buy cash out and buy physical gold and live in a cabin out in the woods.



Posted by: Blago at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (sjTfF)

156 148 >>> If PDT has been president during WWII?

He would have sided with Hitler.

"Strong leader, I like that"
Posted by: Ronald Drumpf at March 25, 2020 01:31 PM (MRH9j)

=========

Which is why Trump lifted all sanctions on North Korea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (UWqZJ)

157 >>> If PDT has been president during WWII?

Well we do know that locking up Japanese Americans would have been disfavored.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (sUTds)

158 (MRH9j)

This is the hash of an ass.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:33 PM (Zz0t1)

159 120 Insty has his favorite hobby horses. I dont agree with everyone of them, but I am a Ride or Die kinda guy.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 01:33 PM (6/uwW)

160 148
Dipshit, doesn't it hurt to be that stupid? What's your bull gonna say?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 25, 2020 01:33 PM (o2MD2)

161 If PDT has been president during WWII?

Well we do know that locking up Japanese Americans would have been disfavored.
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (sUTds)


We would have been calling them "Trump's concentration camps"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:33 PM (dNzKv)

162 Great news, everybody! The Ring has gone into the Fire, and Sauron is now just an evil memory!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 25, 2020 01:33 PM (g8Yc+)

163 They re-broadcast Broseidon's second day on Jeopardy yesterday.. He did so well on the daily doubles, I was hoping it would end differently.. he was robbed!

Is he still around?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 25, 2020 01:34 PM (CjFDo)

164 150 on the other hand, $1,200 will buy a goodly bit of ammo, so there is a silver lining.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (KQ/Al)

...

Silver amm...you expecting werewolves?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:34 PM (hr5kG)

165 A number of idiots complaining no eviction protection. Gah, added onto the eviction laws we have now, you'd be an absolute sucker pay ever pay rent.
Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (6/uwW)
++++++++++++
And what possible reasoning is there for making such a thing a federal matter?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:34 PM (e/H31)

166 "Near majority disapprove of Trump"

No president since Obama has had approval ratings this low




Nice.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 25, 2020 01:34 PM (KQ/Al)

167 I know this deal "had to be done" if Trump had a prayer in November, but there has to be a limit to trillion dollar stimulus, bailouts, QE, negative interest rates, etc.

It really does make me want to just buy cash out and buy physical gold and live in a cabin out in the woods.

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

This country hasn't cared about stimulus, bailouts, and QE for a long time. Not sure why I should keep caring about it. The country certainly won't start caring about it now.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:34 PM (sUTds)

168 166 A number of idiots complaining no eviction protection. Gah, added onto the eviction laws we have now, you'd be an absolute sucker pay ever pay rent.
Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (6/uwW)
++++++++++++
And what possible reasoning is there for making such a thing a federal matter?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:34 PM (e/H31)

==========

Well, HUD.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:34 PM (UWqZJ)

169 Trump is President in WWII

"It is racist to be performing blackout drills because of German U Boats off the Atlantic coast"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:34 PM (dNzKv)

170 @guypbenson

Uh oh:

https://tinyurl.com/sxe3r5h
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (cF8AT)


Everyone wonders why approval rating for lawmakers never get above 2%.

They're literally a monkey fucking a football.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (Zz0t1)

171 162 If PDT has been president during WWII?

...

The press would have been reporting, not hiding, the actual number of casualties, and we would have had Vietnam protests but in the 40's.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (hr5kG)

172 We really do need a better class of troll around here. The ones we have are pitiful. Must be made in China.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (ejd/p)

173 What does "SIL" mean?


"Swarthy Italian Lover."

Posted by: Mrs. Jonah Goldberg at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (oVJmc)

174 The compromised bill provides checks of $1,200 to individuals and $500 to children. Unlike previous House versions, there are no capped on the number of child that qualify. But it's children as defined by the child tax credit.

(this is from earlier today...she hasn't posted on the final version yet but I don't see that changing)

Posted by: Tami

--

Yes, latest is $150K max, but if you exceed that you get nothing and children get nothing. Well, we get the bill for it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (YslsA)

175 >I need ironclad confirmation that PP gets absolutely nothing.

Same for:

--No DACA amnesty, automatic extention of H1B visas
--No ballot harvesting and other vote fraud schemes

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2020 01:30 PM (bDqIh)


Prayers up for you to have, and keep, a sense of humor when you find out what's really in it after it has been passed!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (BiNEL)

176
but if they are not requiring hospitalization, why is this a pandemic?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice)

The only definition for "pandemic" I've seen has to do with how widespread it is. More than two continents, I think.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (pWIWK)

177 @wendyrsherman



Hmm. He calls Dr. Birx, Debbie, and Dr. Fauci, Dr. Fauci. Really now. . .





These are not serious people.



Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (bDqIh)

I know this will shock you but it's another lie. He refers to Fauci as Tony all the time.

Posted by: ... at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (uEbPt)

178
"Blett Kavanugh laped me."

- - Tlump's ColonaVilus

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (pS94+)

179 This is the hash of an ass.



Is that like the Cone of Shame?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (KQ/Al)

180 173 We really do need a better class of troll around here. The ones we have are pitiful. Must be made in China.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (ejd/p)

At least paid in China.

Posted by: Roy at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (ABjxW)

181 I am lost in the procedural weeds on what is going on with the bill.

Why is the House not back in session?

Has it been voted on in the Senate?

Why don't I have punch and pie?

These are the thoughts that worry me.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (mf5HN)

182 168 This country hasn't cared about stimulus, bailouts, and QE for a long time. Not sure why I should keep caring about it. The country certainly won't start caring about it now.
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:34 PM (sUTds)

=========

And the debt.

I care about the debt, but I've given up on there being any sort of meaningful constituency that is willing to chop up their own Medicare and SS benefits to right the financial ship. Cause that's what it would take.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (UWqZJ)

183 158 >>> If PDT has been president during WWII?

We woulda had the atom bomb in time to use on berlin, and more than two in inventory.

Posted by: getting the banned back together bigly at March 25, 2020 01:36 PM (jj5Xv)

184 Yes, let's continue to pass these mega bills without reading them.

Posted by: Pliney at March 25, 2020 01:36 PM (nzKWW)

185 how do new workers (just started workung last year like 2019 grads) get their stimulus money - they'll not have filed taxes last year

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 01:36 PM (G546f)

186 I was going to fill out my census form but there is no box to check for:
[__] could be nobody here after I die of Lung Fu.

Posted by: wth at March 25, 2020 01:36 PM (v0R5T)

187 Trump at 50% approval? NOW the media can panic!

Posted by: Boswell at March 25, 2020 01:36 PM (32YRo)

188 171 @guypbenson

Uh oh:

https://tinyurl.com/sxe3r5h
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (cF8AT)

...

They're right.

What company, under stress, would NOT furlough employees knowing that the employees will have a nice Federally subsidized vacation until the economy comes back?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (hr5kG)

189 188 Trump at 50% approval? NOW the media can panic!
Posted by: Boswell at March 25, 2020 01:36 PM (32YRo)

=========

Of adults, I believe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (UWqZJ)

190 158 >>> If PDT has been president during WWII?

We woulda had the atom bomb in time to use on berlin, and more than two in inventory.

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

Stalin, get out of Europe or Moscow is next.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (sUTds)

191 Mega Megan is preggers?
How did they know?
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (pw+jk)


She left the turkey baster in the green room.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (Zz0t1)

192 I think we need to turn The Gipper Lives' comment in the last thread into a new meme:

"The Coronavirus has tested negative for _________ [insert the name of Lefty Imbecile here]".

Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (dtV0Y)

193 Posted by: Ronald Drumpf at March 25, 2020 01:31 PM (MRH9j)

Tell me, how does it feel just to be a worthless goddamned idiot? Empty? Or do you give it meaning by fucking the dog?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (Boy/L)

194 What knocks me out is the stupid polling that says 3 out of 4 "people surveyed" want a national lockdown.

They don't even know what that means.

What they mumble is that well, the federal gummint needs to ensure that you only go out for necessary supplies.

What they don't realize is that with the brakes on like that, it would be criminal (and fines or jail) if you

Just take a drive to look around.

Travel to your vacation home to get away from your yucky city

Go to work.

Go to visit anyone, family included.

And that such a lockdown would close the airports, the shipping ports, the borders 100 percent, and most all interstate movement, except for essentials.

Oh, and the pot stores need to close.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (+fPHo)

195 186 how do new workers (just started workung last year like 2019 grads) get their stimulus money - they'll not have filed taxes last year
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 01:36 PM (G546f)

...

But withholding already started?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (hr5kG)

196 BOHICA

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (gwucc)

197 Somebody catch me up:

How many Democrats leftist-fantasy porkbarrel provisions (unrelated to actually helping the economy during the panic) were snuck into the bill that ultimately passed? Did they get their way and sneak a bunch of garbage-laws in there, or was it a "clean" bill? Or some kind of compromise, where the Rs gave the Dems some of their outrageous demands?

Posted by: zombie at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (N9G0H)

198 Why don't I have punch and pie?

These are the thoughts that worry me.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM


Do you think we'd have more commenters here if we promised punch and pie?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (ejd/p)

199 No no no...we are redoing WWII to correct some mistakes.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (1Fabx)

200
Time to start calling China's lackeys here by their proper name:

Chinese Bots

Their vocabulary - turn it back on them.

The Rick Wilson is a loathsome and diseased Chinese Bot.

By their deeds shall you know them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (pNxlR)

201 This country hasn't cared about stimulus, bailouts, and QE for a long time. Not sure why I should keep caring about it. The country certainly won't start caring about it now.
Posted by: SH

_______________

It's a very slippery slope to eventually just embrace Big Government if we're going to pretend deficits and spending no longer matter. That's basically how Bernie Sanders does Modern Monetary math. Yes it costs eleventy trillion for free college and healthcare, but it's meaningless.

Why even collect taxes if it doesn't matter?

The US is fortunate in that we probably can kick this can a lot longer than any other country. I just hope to make it out before it all blows up.

Posted by: Blago at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (sjTfF)

202 The only definition for "pandemic" I've seen has to do with how widespread it is. More than two continents, I think.
Posted by: Gooshy at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (pWIWK)
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That is correct. The term only speaks about how far it has gone, not virulence.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (g8Yc+)

203 "We are done. We have a deal."

Just why the fuck did this have to be a deal?
The only dealing at work here are American lives and jobs.
Fuckers.
This should of been done in two hours, been typed up on one page and been unanimous.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (axyOa)

204 The Italian "mortality rate" of 9.9% can probably be taken cum grano salis because of the low denominator (about 70 thousand). Unlikely that's even close to accurate. You would need to divide by 60,000,000 to give it any kind of context. Either the prevalence is high or the mortality rate is high with COVID-19 in Italy, but not both.

Posted by: Caliban at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (QE8X6)

205 @ChadPergram 12 minutes ago

Sens Graham/Sasse/ScottSC: A massive drafting error in the current version of the coronavirus relief legislation could have devastating consequences: Unless this bill is fixed, there is a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work.

Sens Graham/ScottSC/Sasse want Senate bill fixed: If the federal government accidentally incentivizes layoffs, we risk life-threatening shortages in sectors where doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are trying to care for the sick

Sens Graham/Sasse/ScottSC: We must sadly oppose the fast-tracking of this bill until this text is addressed, or the Department of Labor issues regulatory guidance that no American would earn more by not working than by working.

Scalise: Pelosi's efforts to derail this bill with unrelated socialist policy wasted critical days and did an untold amount of damage to our economy and the livelihood of families, but fortunately we were able to fight back the partisan policy

Scalise: In this historic moment, the House must rise above partisanship and move to immediately take up the CARES Act. The American people are counting on us for quick, decisive action, and I'm confident we'll come together at this time and rise to meet this challenge.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (cF8AT)

206 I was told there would be punch and pie.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (SgjGX)

207 199 Why don't I have punch and pie?

These are the thoughts that worry me.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM

Do you think we'd have more commenters here if we promised punch and pie?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (ejd/p)

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Vive le resistance.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (UWqZJ)

208 Why is the House not back in session?

Has it been voted on in the Senate?

Why don't I have punch and pie?

These are the thoughts that worry me.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (mf5HN)


Nancy wants "time to review" the senate bill and won't just rubber stamp it.

Can't say anything about punch and pie.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (Zz0t1)

209 I've often wondered what the world would have been like if Patton was given the green light to march on Moscow.

I'm as big a Patton fan as you can get but I think that continuation of the war would have been a really hard sell. A really hard sell, especially for the Brits, who had been bled white, as well as for Americans. Remember we were still facing Japan and had just come through one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific campaign on Okinawa. And the future battles with Japan promised to be even bloodier.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (j42ZK)

210 Schumer - "we made the bill MUCH better by not passing the first 2 versions."

I want to see what the differences are between the bills.......

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (Zz0t1)


Why are alarm klaxons going off in my head?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (BiNEL)

211 >>Mega Megan is preggers?


Much like St Louis...All folds lead to Vagina.

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (noaju)

212 3800 IRS refund makes me happy,
1500 corona fund check makes me cry,
Pelosi pork bill cave in is so lovely
Good news will always make me high.

On the other hand, just had a sneezing fit.

Feels like I'm in a hole waiting for a Katyusha barrage.






Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (e1mEI)

213 >>> https://tinyurl.com/sxe3r5h
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM

An error? It doesn't seem like an error.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (l6b3d)

214 210 I've often wondered what the world would have been like if Patton was given the green light to march on Moscow.

I'm as big a Patton fan as you can get but I think that continuation of the war would have been a really hard sell. A really hard sell, especially for the Brits, who had been bled white, as well as for Americans. Remember we were still facing Japan and had just come through one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific campaign on Okinawa. And the future battles with Japan promised to be even bloodier.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (j42ZK)

=========

March to the Sea II: The Pacific

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (UWqZJ)

215 On the list of disaster prep items:

Tar

Feathers

Rails

Posted by: filbert at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (NiXyF)

216
Oh, and the pot stores need to close.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (+fPHo)


Oh, George, not the pot stores!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (pNxlR)

217 Why even collect taxes if it doesn't matter?

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Go on. I'd like to hear more of this very intriguing idea.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (sUTds)

218 174 What does "SIL" mean?


"Swarthy Italian Lover."
Posted by: Mrs. Jonah Goldberg at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (oVJmc)

...

Context matters, exhibit 345,156

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (hr5kG)

219
Oh, and the pot stores need to close.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (+fPHo)


"Dude!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (7rVsF)

220 I was told there would be punch and pie.

Posted by: Colorado Alex

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Would you settle for a punch in the pie hole? Cause that's what this is looking like.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 25, 2020 01:40 PM (YslsA)

221 Simple fix for Graham's problems, Sec. Scalia will be happy to issue the guidance.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 01:40 PM (JRaU+)

222 I was told there would be punch and pie.

You'll get Valu-Rite and a convenience store donut-shaped product and like it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 01:40 PM (Boy/L)

223 >>Why don't I have punch and pie?


You mean, why don't you have punch right?

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:40 PM (noaju)

224 This should of been done in two hours, been typed up on one page and been unanimous.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (axyOa)


Hard to hide pork, bailouts and graft in one page.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:40 PM (Zz0t1)

225 Having said what I said in 204, the real question is why did it ever get to this point?
An over abundance of caution should be branded on every legislators forehead.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2020 01:40 PM (axyOa)

226 Let's not forget Obama let the world get overrun by a bunch of camelhumping sisterf*ckers . He called them the "JV team" and allowed them to run riot as they committed historical atrocities and spread like a virus, torturing and killing Christians on YouTube and mocking the civilized world. We were told they were "the new normal" and to just get used to it.

Trump dispatched them within a month.

Posted by: ... at March 25, 2020 01:40 PM (uEbPt)

227 206: these people could fuck up a one car funeral.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 25, 2020 01:40 PM (gwucc)

228 MSNBC is talking to Donna Shalala. It's totally fair. I kid. It's a dumpster fire. Coworker hangs on every word. What a flaming clown car of a 'news' network.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 25, 2020 01:40 PM (MVR7y)

229 The kind and brave democrats have fought for the American people to receive $1200 each so that means we are only adding $300 million to the country's debt.

Posted by: This is CNN at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (pw+jk)

230 I bet in their hearts even ardent Democrats are secretly kind of glad none of those clowns is President

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Hearts?

Objection. Assumes facts shown to be false.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (d6mdH)

231 I'm as big a Patton fan as you can get but I think that continuation of the war would have been a really hard sell.

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Mind you many Patton fans believe the Battle of the Bulge doesn't happen if Patton had been given earlier green lights.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (sUTds)

232
Worked on my taxes. Instead of our annual funding of a Seawolf-class sub, the amount we owe is actually tiny. Thank you, President Trump!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (7rVsF)

233 Yes, latest is $150K max, but if you exceed that you get nothing and children get nothing. Well, we get the bill for it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (YslsA)

@NKaeding 17h ago

If you're above those income levels, the check will phase out gradually at a rate of 5 cents per $100 of income. For a married couple, that would be $198,000 of income. If you're between $150,000 and $198,000, you get something, but not the full amount.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (cF8AT)

234 161 148
Dipshit, doesn't it hurt to be that stupid? What's your bull gonna say?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 25, 2020 01:33 PM (o2MD2)

There must have been a troll post deleted, because the post I am seeing at 148 is...yours. Unless you're schizo and arguing with yourself. If that's the case, carry on.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (Ez6QX)

235 I have a sudden hankerin for punch and pie.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (s9Eo8)

236 Is punch and pie a regional thing, like scrapple?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (hr5kG)

237 MSNBC is talking to Donna Shalala.

She is older than Biden AND Bernie.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (Boy/L)

238 One thing we should have demanded in WW2 is the Russians leave Poland. Those motherfuckers attacked Poland at the same time as Hitler did.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (2DOZq)

239 Any time of the day is a good time for pie.

Posted by: Fabienne at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (DMUuz)

240 "And that's why the intensely partisan, Chinese Communist owned-and-operated, corporate media is embargoing those press conferences now."

The Democrat mandarins for the CCP approve and would ask their Dear Leaders for a little something extra next month. We have an enemy fifth column in the United States, straight up. The rope isn't going to use itself.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (puu6v)

241 >>> So the Italy numbers are cooked? Is that for real?

Very likelyhttps://1clickurls.com/P0mt_1E
They classify as corona deaths anyone WITH CVnot people who actually died FROM CV
old people with 3-4 other high risk health conditions
who pass are called CV deaths as long as they test positive

Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (9X4u5)

242 Also: It appears the $25M for the Kennedy center and $75M for CPB-NPR remain in the bill.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (cF8AT)

But but I saw Ted Cruz get angry, I don't understand!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (LxTcq)

243 Scalise: In this historic moment, the House must rise above partisanship and move to immediately take up the CARES Act. The American people are counting on us for quick, decisive action, and I'm confident we'll come together at this time and rise to meet this challenge.
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:38 PM (cF8AT)
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Jeez, do these Congresscritters have entire subsections of staff just to think up cute acronyms for bills?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (g8Yc+)

244
Mind you many Patton fans believe the Battle of the Bulge doesn't happen if Patton had been given earlier green lights.
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (sUTds)


Monty would have given him the green light.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (7rVsF)

245 I am lost in the procedural weeds on what is going on with the bill.



Why is the House not back in session?



Has it been voted on in the Senate?



Why don't I have punch and pie?



These are the thoughts that worry me.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (mf5HN)

1) Because they have no reason to be. They are sitting around twiddling their collective thumbs right now.

b. No. Which is why #1 is going on. Once the Senate does, then the House has to figure out whether they can voice vote it or give 24 hours' notice for people to get back to DC to roll call it.

III. It's Bander's fault somehow.

Posted by: Vendette at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (nRNOc)

246 My ass tastes like my fingers.

Posted by: Raimondo Drumpf at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (uEbPt)

247 237 Is punch and pie a regional thing, like scrapple?
Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (hr5kG)

==========

Well known in South Park, Colorado.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (UWqZJ)

248 Pie......

https://youtu.be/d6XkFlygtJg

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (Zz0t1)

249
Hill-HarrisX sounds like a huge, nebulous heavy infrastructure firm.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (II2Y0)

250 Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 25, 2020 01:32 PM (KQ/Al)


Take a look at online: everything is mostly gone, out of stock.

I don't know about local stores but I would guess they're the same if they're in any place with a good size population.

If you're looking to stock up on ammo, you're too late.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (1Lhet)

251 The "fix the debt" train left a LONG time ago, and it ain't coming back in your lifetime or mine.

Posted by: Fortcoins at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (JbL9Q)

252 Mind you many Patton fans believe the Battle of the Bulge doesn't happen if Patton had been given earlier green lights.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (sUTds)


You're right. He was stopped because of logistics and the decision to support Market Garden essentially stopped him in his tracks.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (j42ZK)

253 My ass tastes like my fingers.
Posted by: Raimondo Drumpf at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (uEbPt)


And your fingers taste like your mother's ass.....

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (Zz0t1)

254 Any time of the day is a good time for pie.
Posted by: Fabienne at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (DMUuz)
Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.

Posted by: Butch Coolidge at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (g8Yc+)

255 217
Oh, and the pot stores need to close.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (+fPHo)

Oh, George, not the pot stores!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (pNxlR)

...

Up with this we shall not put!

Posted by: Stoners everywhere at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (hr5kG)

256 35 23 He's making a fine case for having his face carved on his very own mountain
Posted by: Tuna at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (gLRfa)

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Into Stone Mountain?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts

They're changing Mount Everest to Mount Everwinning!. Complete with the ! at the end.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1997 at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (kfcYC)

257 I am lost in the procedural weeds on what is going on with the bill.
...
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM


It's almost like there a coordinated plan to pass legislation crafted in a back room before constituents have a chance to provide any input...

But I am sure that can't be right!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (BiNEL)

258 Remember I'm just the messenger...k?

@kerpen

An extra $25 million for House of Representatives salaries and expenses

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (cF8AT)

259 The most annoying and disappointing is Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. He's gone hair on fire , full apocalyptic overdrive.
I think Armageddon like scenarios appeal to his sci-fi / fantasy sensebilities.
Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at March 25, 2020 01:26 PM (UFgOG)


I understand he has a full-time job, but the place went to shit since he gave the keys to co-bloggers.

Sarah Hoyt is the only one there worth reading.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (2JVJo)

260 Daughter the Nurse just talked to me. She is a hard-nosed no-nonsense practical type person. Unsentimental - runs on logic not emotions. She just said she does not want us to come over and visit the grandkids for a while, because of the contagious nature of the virus. This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (lwiT4)

261 One thing we should have demanded in WW2 is the Russians leave Poland.

Posted by: Kilroy

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That was the very reason Britain declared war on Germany. Kind of got lost somewhere in six years.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (YslsA)

262 >>It's almost like there a coordinated plan to pass legislation crafted in a back room before constituents have a chance to provide any input...


Remember when they promised us 72 Hours to view all bills (or some shit?) ?

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (noaju)

263 247 237 Is punch and pie a regional thing, like scrapple?
Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (hr5kG)

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Well known in South Park, Colorado.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (UWqZJ)

...

Oh you fancy people with cable.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (hr5kG)

264 An error? It doesn't seem like an error.
Posted by: banana Dream at March 25, 2020 01:39 PM (l6b3d)

Heard this morning, small businesses would be eligible for a loan if they were to pay laid-off employees.

If the small business paid the employees throughout the crisis, the loan would be forgiven.

Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (qLs5f)

265 You're right. He was stopped because of logistics and the decision to support Market Garden essentially stopped him in his tracks.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (j42ZK)
----
As he said, "My boys can eat their belts, but my tanks gotta have gas."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (g8Yc+)

266 Good Lord if an unprecedented pandemic and economic shutdown didnt work what are they going to do next to stop Trump?


===
Assassins.
Hope the Secret Service is on their toes.
Hopefully it has been cleansed of Oblabla operatives.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (d6mdH)

267 "Yes, latest is $150K max, but if you exceed that you get nothing and children get nothing. Well, we get the bill for it."

seems they could have a sliding scale. ... like over $100k, a reduced amount, maybe.


And teachers on paid vacation get the same as workers forced into layoff ... same as those still working. All to help juice "the economy" I guess ..

Posted by: illiniwek at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (Cus5s)

268 just got back from c-store with essentials
Marlboros
Oreos
Nutter Butters
KitKat bar

traffic extremely light, but no funeral pyres seen

Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (iTXRQ)

269 I don't know about the punch.
Sometimes that punchbowl is a target for pranksters and we sure have a few of those around here.

Posted by: wth at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (v0R5T)

270 What does "SIL" mean?

=====

"Swarthy Italian Lover."
Posted by: Mrs. Jonah Goldberg at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM


Please to be inclusive.

Posted by: Swarthy Indian Lover at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (DMUuz)

271 One thing we should have demanded in WW2 is the
Russians leave Poland. Those motherfuckers attacked Poland at the same
time as Hitler did.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (2DOZq)


Agree. But IIRC FDR's close advisor's pool was full of Soviet sympathizers. Alger Hiss for one. And many more as Joe McCarthy tried pointing out.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (j42ZK)

272 41 34 11 If PDT has been president during WWII? Hmm


maybe we wouldn't have sold so many good innocent Eastern Euro countries down the river to Stalin
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!

They were only rented. Like anything rented, they came back in far worse shape than when they were delivered.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1997 at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (kfcYC)

273 If you guys haven't seen this yet, it's pretty great:

Not political, not humor not taking sides -- a guy built a fascinting "epidemic simulator" javascript app on this page, along with detail explanations, that allows people to adjust the various parameters of any infectious disease scenario, and then you can watch it play out in a very accurate (schematized) simulation of an epidemic:

https://www.meltingasphalt.com/interactive/outbreak/

If you want to skip all the steps and explanation, the best/.most complete simulator is about 2/3s of the way down, with the four sliders and the big grid:

Fatality rate 3%
Encounters per day 10
Travel radius 5
Transmission rate 0.3

Play with that one for a while. Totally addictive!

And it reveals a fascinating thing: Even the SLIGHTEST change in one of more of the parameters can produce vastly different outcomes.

And since we do not know what these parameters are for Covid-19, this proves that ANYBODY who predicts ANYTHING about this outbreak is just making up lies to get facetime on TV. No one know anything.

Anyway, this can be the most guilt-free video game you've ever played, because it's relevant to current events.

Posted by: zombie at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (N9G0H)

274 This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (lwiT4)


Good advice. This bitch is contagious as hell and rough on the elderly.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (Zz0t1)

275 If you're looking to stock up on ammo, you're too late.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 25, 2020 01:43 PM (1Lhet)


If there is a next time, and you want to be ready for it, remember this time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (BiNEL)

276 Please to be inclusive.
Posted by: Swarthy Indian Lover at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (DMUuz)
+++++++++++
*snort*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (e/H31)

277
You're right. He was stopped because of logistics and the decision to support Market Garden essentially stopped him in his tracks.

Monty and Dempsey not clearing the approaches to Antwerp when they could have done it with a division to cut off the German retreat was the greatest strategic error of the ETO campaign. Professionals study logistics.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (7rVsF)

278 >>This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.


That's good and sensible. She is possible Vector until this over.

Facetime will be fine for a few weeks.

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (noaju)

279 My neighbor who is a confessed hardcore Gimmedat told me no more than 30 mins ago that he will never vote for another democrat as long as he lives. He can't believe how big of a fool he was to think that they cared for the country.

I'm like dude... have you been listening to me over the years? *facepalm*

Posted by: NALNAMSAM at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (+ldAm)

280 Delivery guy at work this morning:

"I'm a Democrat, and Nancy Pelosi is a fucking idiot!"

Their internal polling must off da hook.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (ISCBD)


Sure. But he'll still vote D in Nov.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (Ozpxd)

281 Sometimes that punchbowl is a target for pranksters and we sure have a few of those around here.
Posted by: wth at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM


* zooms by on skateboard *

Posted by: Beto at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (DMUuz)

282 She just said she does not want us to come over and visit the grandkids for a while, because of the contagious nature of the virus. This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.

---------

If she is a nurse, presumably her exposure risks are much higher than others. These are the type of common sense risk mitigation strategies that citizens can elect to do on their own without the tyrannical closures of the entire economy by the government.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (sUTds)

283 I've often wondered what the world would have been like if Patton was given the green light to march on Moscow.

I wonder what it'd be like if Mac had crossed the Yalu.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 25, 2020 01:29 PM (Xesvh)


I wonder what it would have been like had Schickelgruber stuck around the night Elser's bomb went off.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (2JVJo)

284 Wonder how many people who receive regular federal assistance with use this 1200 for their rent and bills, and how many will blow through it by the weekend.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (JRaU+)

285 Has that wad of bubblegum been trsted for DNA and TDS?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (124oO)

286 260 Daughter the Nurse just talked to me. She is a hard-nosed no-nonsense practical type person. Unsentimental - runs on logic not emotions. She just said she does not want us to come over and visit the grandkids for a while, because of the contagious nature of the virus. This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.
Posted by: grammie winger

grammie, your daughter is being totally reasonable. no one ever said this wasn't highly contagious. she is protecting you, her beloved mother.

she's being cautious. just facetime the grands for a couple of weeks. no worries.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (d7Ww2)

287 Sure every rep needs and extra $57,000.

These people sicken me.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (gwucc)

288
seriously
AoS has a prayer list, right?
add Donny Two Scoops

Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (iTXRQ)

289
That is correct. The term only speaks about how far it has gone, not virulence.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Thank you kindly, good sir.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (pWIWK)

290 277
You're right. He was stopped because of logistics and the decision to support Market Garden essentially stopped him in his tracks.

Monty and Dempsey not clearing the approaches to Antwerp when they could have done it with a division to cut off the German retreat was the greatest strategic error of the ETO campaign. Professionals study logistics.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (7rVsF)

==========

I'm reminded of Billy Wilder's The Major and the Minor right now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (UWqZJ)

291 >>This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.


Shit - a YUGE portion of that Ammo is made right here in the valley I live in.

There is never a glut in supply up here, fortunately.

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (noaju)

292 208 199 Why don't I have punch and pie?

These are the thoughts that worry me.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM

What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Punch and Judy aka Chuck and Nancy at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (Vy7tf)

293
Please to be inclusive.
Posted by: Swarthy Indian Lover at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (DMUuz)


Not a huge fan of the smell of curry oozing from pores......sorry.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (Zz0t1)

294 oh, and the welfare class gets their regular welfare plus the bonus. Desperate times I guess.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (Cus5s)

295

How much better do Trump's poll numbers on handling this have to get for the MFM to kill the hysteria over Flu Manchu?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (mXpBS)

296 Even Trump believes in the Money Tree. $2T would replace every ship in the Navy or close to it. It's preposterous.

--

Perhaps we can invoice China for the damage it's caused.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (JoUsr)

297 280 Delivery guy at work this morning:

"I'm a Democrat, and Nancy Pelosi is a fucking idiot!"

Their internal polling must off da hook.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 25, 2020 01:17 PM (ISCBD)


Sure. But he'll still vote D in Nov.
Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (Ozpxd)

==========

The independent who voted Obama/Trump/Democrat in 2018?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (UWqZJ)

298 >I'm like dude... have you been listening to me over the years? *facepalm*
Posted by: NALNAMSAM



hey, he's finally listening- take it

Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (iTXRQ)

299 Also, I had to spend a 24-hour period at Children's yesterday... they had day-and-night Virus! control in the lobby, and at emergency intake everyone was in faceshields and Tyvek, but all the other doctors and nurses were as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as usual, and while I kept looking for the one who was freaking out, they all said it was no big deal, and that their big concern was that adults would start overflowing from other hospitals.

I asked one what would happen if children started getting heavily infected... he said it's really unlikely from what they've seen so far, but they would triage the adults.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (II2Y0)

300 I wouldn't touch Polls with a ten foot Pole... Kaminskis rule.

Posted by: saf at March 25, 2020 01:28 PM (5IHGB)

Ahh...massacre du jour!

Posted by: Igor at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (/LQkF)

301 A friend of mine who sells papergoods to schools (suddenly not a secure business) was furloughed: ie laid off without pay or benefits and no guarantee to be rehired.

I'm pretty sure he and the wife made $150k in 2018; does that mean they do not qualify for reparations?

Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (6/uwW)

302 Good Lord if an unprecedented pandemic and economic shutdown didnt work what are they going to do next to stop Trump?

"Look, if we built this giant wooden badger..."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (Boy/L)

303 Regarding The House, I wonder if there's a fight over who has to vote for the bill or who gets to vote against the bill. I can see two options: first, that the Dem leadership wants a unified vote for the bill to show solidarity and to prevent any voter backlash against them, except for Dems who need to flex their progressive bona fides, or alternatively that they plan to vote against the bill except for a few vulnerable Dems who will cross party lines and help to pass it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (SgjGX)

304 What does "SIL" mean?
=====
"Swarthy Italian Lover."
Posted by: Mrs. Jonah Goldberg at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM
Please to be inclusive.
Posted by: Swarthy Indian Lover at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (DMUuz)


Watch it boyo!

Posted by: Swarthy Irish Lover at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (BiNEL)

305 296. Trump did describe himself as the "King of Debt." He obviously does not have an issue with the premise of debt.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (JRaU+)

306 Darn, I got a time out from The Hill again. This is like my hundredth one. I don't think their threat of banning is sincere.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (+0AKE)

307 And it reveals a fascinating thing: Even the SLIGHTEST change in one of more of the parameters can produce vastly different outcomes.
-----
The Butterfly Effect. And there are those who are using it mercilessly.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 25, 2020 01:49 PM (g8Yc+)

308 302 Good Lord if an unprecedented pandemic and economic shutdown didnt work what are they going to do next to stop Trump?

"Look, if we built this giant wooden badger..."
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (Boy/L)

==========

That was great. I laughed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:49 PM (UWqZJ)

309 Why worry about the national debt at all, when you can just print 2 trillion out of thin air. Why bother paying taxes?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:49 PM (dNzKv)

310 296 Even Trump believes in the Money Tree. $2T would replace every ship in the Navy or close to it. It's preposterous.

--

Perhaps we can invoice China for the damage it's caused.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (JoUsr)

Just cancel $2 trillion in debt they hold. It'd probably start a war lol.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 25, 2020 01:49 PM (j3npP)

311 A friend of mine who sells papergoods to schools (suddenly not a secure business) was furloughed: ie laid off without pay or benefits and no guarantee to be rehired.


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

Dundler Mifflin?

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:49 PM (sUTds)

312 304 What does "SIL" mean?
=====
"Swarthy Italian Lover."
Posted by: Mrs. Jonah Goldberg at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM
Please to be inclusive.
Posted by: Swarthy Indian Lover at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (DMUuz)

Watch it boyo!
Posted by: Swarthy Irish Lover at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (BiNEL)

==========

"Hey..."
-Salty Indian Logician

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:49 PM (UWqZJ)

313 Perhaps we can invoice China for the damage it's caused.
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (JoUsr)
++++++++++
The amount of this spending bill is significantly larger - nearly double - the amount of US Treasuries owned by the PRC.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:49 PM (e/H31)

314 215 210 Patton would have been inclined, I think, to light up Moscow with Fatman or Littleboy 2.0.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (C1Lsn)

315 .

Calling the Chinese Bat Soup Flu by the name Corona Virus is racist against Mexicans.

Posted by: Mongo at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (PYikF)

316 "Look, if we built this giant wooden badger..."
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (Boy/L)



The way Cleese delivered that line was perfect.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (dNzKv)

317
"Look, if we built this giant wooden badger..."
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (Boy/L)


Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (G546f)

318 >>Watch it boyo!
Posted by: Swarthy Irish Lover at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (BiNEL)


I think for Irish the 'S' means 'Sloppy'.

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (noaju)

319 316 "Look, if we built this giant wooden badger..."
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (Boy/L)



The way Cleese delivered that line was perfect.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (dNzKv)

=========

That was Terry Jones.

Jeez.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (UWqZJ)

320 What does "SIL" mean?
=====
"Swarthy Italian Lover."
Posted by: Mrs. Jonah Goldberg at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM
Please to be inclusive.
Posted by: Swarthy Indian Lover at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (DMUuz)

Watch it boyo!
Posted by: Swarthy Irish Lover at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (BiNEL)


Allah will destroy you.

Posted by: Swarthy Iranian Loser at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (aS1PU)

321 Watch it boyo!
Posted by: Swarthy Irish Lover at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (BiNEL)
+++++++++++++
swarthy; adj., dark-skinned

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (e/H31)

322 FDA Regarding off label Rx

Although all REMS requirements remain in effect, FDA does not intend to take enforcement
action against sponsors or others for accommodations made regarding laboratory testing or
imaging study requirements imposed under sections 505-1(f)(3)(d) or (e) of the FD&C Act (21
U.S.C. 355-1 (f)(3)(d) or (e)) during the PHE declared by the Secretary of HHS on January 31,
2020, provided that such accommodations were made based on the judgment of a health care
professional.
13 Manufacturers should document and summarize in their next REMS Assessment
Report steps that were taken to accommodate patient access to these REMS drugs during this
COVID-19 PHE.


FDA does not intend to take enforcement
action against sponsors or others for accommodations made regarding laboratory testing or
imaging study requirements imposed under sections

Doctor and Hospitals not trying the available drugs are stupid and trying to kill people.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (JFO2v)

323
Is punch and pie a regional thing, like scrapple?
Posted by: TexasDan

It's a corruption of "punchin' pie", a medieval training device sometimes used to discipline unruly squires.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (pWIWK)

324
I see Ol' Puddin' Head is continuing his precipitous mental decline. Bernie needs to insist on another mano a mano debate to expose his decay further.

"I'm just waiting for you to slip your bonds, Joe! Are you pining for the fjords?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (pNxlR)

325 But withholding already started?
Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:37 PM (hr5kG)

yup

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (G546f)

326 321 Watch it boyo!
Posted by: Swarthy Irish Lover at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (BiNEL)
+++++++++++++
swarthy; adj., dark-skinned
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (e/H31)

...

It's a ruddy-skinned lover of the Irish, in this instance.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (hr5kG)

327 That was Terry Jones.

Jeez.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (UWqZJ)


He couldn't have. He was on tour with Zeppelin.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (dNzKv)

328 322: Yep

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (ONvIw)

329 FDA does not intend to take enforcement action against sponsors or others for accommodations made regarding laboratory testing or imaging study requirements imposed under sections

Doctor and Hospitals not trying the available drugs are stupid and trying to kill people.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (JFO2v)
+++++++++++
Or, they are worried that "does not intend to" will not translate into "will not."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (e/H31)

330 It's a corruption of "punchin' pie", a medieval training device sometimes used to discipline unruly squires.
Posted by: Gooshy at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (pWIWK)


A device that punches a woman in the crotch?

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (Zz0t1)

331 She just said she does not want us to come over and visit the grandkids for a while, because of the contagious nature of the virus. This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (lwiT4)

They're much more likely to be carriers than you are, so she's got to be thinking she's doing it for your own good.

Plus, she's being told by her superiors every day how horribly contagious it is, so she has to assume they're right. Truth is, nobody really knows one way or the other.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (trdmm)

332 274 This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (lwiT4) **Good advice. This bitch is contagious as hell and rough on the elderly.**

I am sure grammie's daughter is not a bitch! And nice to elderly patients.

Posted by: getting the phrasing back together at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (jj5Xv)

333 An extra $25 million for House of Representatives salaries and expenses

There's never a suitcase nuke around when you need it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (2JVJo)

334 It's a ruddy-skinned lover of the Irish, in this instance.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (hr5kG)
++++++++++
Well played.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (e/H31)

335 I'm reminded of Billy Wilder's The Major and the Minor right now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (UWqZJ)

"Say, can you dance?"

Posted by: dantesed at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (88xKn)

336 Slightly Inebriated Longshoreman.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (QrImU)

337 "Good Lord if an unprecedented pandemic and economic shutdown didnt work what are they going to do next to stop Trump?"

Uh.. We all know what they'd want to have happen, and are certainly capable of arranging (hint - Epstein didn't kill himself). Don't want to bring up the A-word, but we all know.

And I am certain PDT knows, too.

Posted by: MarjBaldwin at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (C3tIt)

338 Romney scolded his dem colleagues over their agenda padding. Why? He knows that stunt will likely lose the commies the House, and he wants to vote to impeach POTUS again.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (MzFJT)

339 Doctor and Hospitals not trying the available drugs are stupid and trying to kill people.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (JFO2v)

...

Unless we pass legislative tort relief too they're still just CYA I bet.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (hr5kG)

340
He couldn't have. He was on tour with Zeppelin.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (dNzKv)


I thought he was a Beatle.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (Zz0t1)

341 The problem with the hand-out is that the government doesn't have their own money they have mine. So they've thrown me against the wall rifled through my pockets and now they're handing out some of that to other people. It's not the people in group A: 0-200K that I'm pissed off at. Not even those at the 0$ side because that's the way it is and will always be. People are paid to not work.

It's that the government separated us into group A: takers and group B: fatted calf to feed off of. It pisses off group B and makes group A defensive. It creates another tribal affiliation to pander to. I don't hate people in either group. I hate that system.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (l6b3d)

342 NO IRISH!

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (noaju)

343 131 Where my Kungflu money at?
Posted by: Roland THTG at March 25, 2020 01:22 PM (88+cf)
.........

First you must fill out this application form in triplicate.
Second you mail it in with a SASE with 2 stamps.
Third you call our hotline to track progress.
Fourth our board will review your application.
Fifth shut up and wait the check is in the mail.
Posted by: wth

I thought we agreed on Flu Manchu.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1997 at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (kfcYC)

344 Sundown Joe can't even pick Cuomo because he said it was going to be a woman .... wait .....

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (r+sAi)

345 >>>147 >>> If PDT has been president during WWII?

He would have sided with Hitler.

"Strong leader, I like that"

...

I guess someone's excited that his wife is bringing a delicious musky creampie home for him!!!!

Posted by: ace at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (PbpT7)

346 321 Watch it boyo!
Posted by: Swarthy Irish Lover at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (BiNEL)
+++++++++++++
swarthy; adj., dark-skinned
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (e/H31)

Black Irish.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (Ez6QX)

347 Slightly Inebriated Longshoreman.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (QrImU)


This is like the chupacabra.

You've never seen one.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (Zz0t1)

348 Coronapocalypse

Posted by: SMOD at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (X5CsJ)

349 The punch is spiked, right? Otherwise it's just a fancy word for mixed fruit juice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (c4UJn)

350 ==========

The independent who voted Obama/Trump/Democrat in 2018?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (UWqZJ)

I believe he said he was a Democrat, not independent.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (Ozpxd)

351 >>I guess someone's excited that his wife is bringing a delicious musky creampie home for him!!!!


With a side of Swarthy Live-In Lover.

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (noaju)

352 330 It's a corruption of "punchin' pie", a medieval training device sometimes used to discipline unruly squires.
Posted by: Gooshy at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (pWIWK)

A device that punches a woman in the crotch?
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (Zz0t1)

I dont think thats what a punch in the puss means.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (JFO2v)

353 /sock

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (aS1PU)

354

But he just tortured someone who did what he told them to by drinking battery acid!




Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (lg/F7)

355 Monty and Dempsey not clearing the approaches to Antwerp when they could have done it with a division to cut off the German retreat was the greatest strategic error of the ETO campaign. Professionals study logistics.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (7rVsF)
------
Supposedly, Churchill advised Montgomery to study logistics. Monty demurred and rather fatuously replied, "Familiarity breeds contempt, you know." Churchill noted that, "Without a certain degree of familiarity, we would be unable to breed anything."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (g8Yc+)

356 There are too many SILs!

Posted by: Socialist Independent Legislator at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (DMUuz)

357 she's being cautious. just facetime the grands for a couple of weeks. no worries.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM (d7Ww2)



Thanks nurse ratched. Thanks everyone.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (lwiT4)

358 Thought pie = fur pie?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (1Fabx)

359
A device that punches a woman in the crotch?
Posted by: Sponge

Sure, why not.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (pWIWK)

360 This is like the chupacabra.

You've never seen one.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (Zz0t1)

I am sure it happens. Maybe when they first wake up and just have what's left in their system after passing out?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (QrImU)

361 I dont think thats what a punch in the puss means.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (JFO2v)


But he said "punchin' pie...."

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (Zz0t1)

362 I thought he was a Beatle.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (Zz0t1)

Yeah. The one that drowned in the pool.

Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (qLs5f)

363 if Trump had been POTUS in WW2

We'd have entered the war 2 years earlier and gotten in done in 2 years

probably no time to make the Bomb though
and no Pearl Harbor attack coz of the great oil deal with Japan

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (G546f)

364 326 321 Watch it boyo!
Posted by: Swarthy Irish Lover at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (BiNEL)
+++++++++++++
swarthy; adj., dark-skinned
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (e/H31)

...

It's a ruddy-skinned lover of the Irish, in this instance.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:51 PM (hr5kG)


Oi would have gone with "Black" Irish but Oi didn't want to risk crossing the memes!

Posted by: Swarthy Irish Lover at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (BiNEL)

365 333 An extra $25 million for House of Representatives salaries and expenses

There's never a suitcase nuke around when you need it.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (2JVJo)

NYT told me I could buy one without a waiting period.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (JFO2v)

366 Romney scolded his dem colleagues over their agenda padding. Why? He knows that stunt will likely lose the commies the House, and he wants to vote to impeach POTUS again.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (MzFJT)

If the commies lose the house, I don't believe there will be Impeachment Part II

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (Ozpxd)

367 What will the media do when Trump wins again and we take the House?

What on earth will they do.

====
Blow thousands of anyusermisms.

OhpleaseOhpleaseOhplease

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (d6mdH)

368 Vendette, you are, as always, wise.


Is punch and pie a regional thing, like scrapple?
Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:41 PM (hr5kG)



Punch and pie.

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

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (mf5HN)

369 I'm pretty sure he and the wife made $150k in 2018; does that mean they do not qualify for reparations?

Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (6/uwW)

Pretty sure last I saw it was combined income under $200k, so they should be good. Except usually at that range it's not going to help shitloads, but it's something.
In the sf bay area, $150k is borderline poverty. I am so getting the fudge outta here when I can.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (8B6Ng)

370 She just said she does not want us to come over and visit the grandkids for a while, because of the contagious nature of the virus. This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (lwiT4)



I haven't seen my kids in a week. Holed up in the master bedroom when not at work. I was on face-time with the kids yesterday and Billy said "Daddy why you in your bedroom. I want to go upstairs" It crushes me, but I have had so much exposure, I need to minimize the risk to my wife and FIL.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (dNzKv)

371
_IL is short for "_-in-law.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (pNxlR)

372 Sexy Itinerant Librarian.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (QrImU)

373
Thanks nurse ratched. Thanks everyone.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (lwiT4)


For you, it's a reflex action.

We got yo back.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (Zz0t1)

374 >>Thanks nurse ratched.

I gave you the exact same advice. Shit.

Nurse didn't even give you a Bonus Meep!

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (noaju)

375 350 ==========

The independent who voted Obama/Trump/Democrat in 2018?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:47 PM (UWqZJ)

I believe he said he was a Democrat, not independent.
Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (Ozpxd)

=========

Just expanding the question.

I don't care how registered Democrats will vote.

I care how independents will vote. Especially the Independents who went from Obama to Trump to voting for the Democratic House member in 2018.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (UWqZJ)

376 I am sure grammie's daughter is not a bitch! And nice to elderly patients.

Posted by: getting the phrasing back together at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (jj5Xv)



Oh you'd be surprised.....

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (lwiT4)

377 18 The senate bill looks pretty good so far. I am reviewing a final copy and thus far the Senate went out of their way to ensure no illegal alien gets any benefit
Posted by: Marcus T

if they have an ITIN then they probably will as it is based on tax returns for reporting,child tax credits,etc.

-IRS issues ITINs to help individuals comply with the U.S. tax laws, and to provide a means to efficiently process and account for tax returns and payments for those not eligible for Social Security numbers. They are issued regardless of immigration status, because both resident and nonresident aliens may have a U.S. filing or reporting requirement under the Internal Revenue Code.

Posted by: blackdogs at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (NAbCm)

378 360 This is like the chupacabra.

You've never seen one.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (Zz0t1)

I am sure it happens. Maybe when they first wake up and just have what's left in their system after passing out?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (QrImU)

...

Or at hour 33 in the tank.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (hr5kG)

379 The Senate will pass their version, the House another, then they will reconcile and do whatever the fuck they want.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (dNzKv)

380
Here's the way I figure it:

Anyone who has cold/flu symptoms is flipping shit and running to the hospitals. Most of them will test negative for Coronavirus, and those who do will mostly recover without need for Intensive Care.

If you fall into the small category who need the ICU, they'd probably front-run it to you, and deny it to others given the risk/uncertainty associated with the unproven trial med.

Why should they place themselves into potential legal/ethical exposure to administer drugs to someone who likely won't need them?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (II2Y0)

381 Wendy Sherman, the gal Obama picked to negotiate that fabulous Iran Deal, has found Trump's true weakness/biggest crime:

@wendyrsherman

Hmm. He calls Dr. Birx, Debbie, and Dr. Fauci, Dr. Fauci. Really now. . .

These are not serious people.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2020 01:27 PM (bDqIh)


Trump was obviously kind of flirting with her the other day when she was talking about quarantining herself over the weekend. And she was responding in kind.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (9KTP0)

382 I gave you the exact same advice. Shit.



Nurse didn't even give you a Bonus Meep!

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (noaju)



I said everyone! I lumped you in!

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (lwiT4)

383 An extra $25 million for House of Representatives salaries and expenses

There's never a suitcase nuke around when you need it.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (2JVJo)


First of all *smish*

II. I do not have enough gold lame for how Versailles it's getting

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (mf5HN)

384 Even Trump believes in the Money Tree. $2T would replace every ship in the Navy or close to it. It's preposterous.
Posted by: Grump928(C)

________________

We really can't ever say again "Social Security is going broke" A $2 trillion infusion would probably pay it out to where every single person on this board gets 100% of their benefits with no changes. And we didn't even blink at this.

I don't really have an answer because not cutting a deal like this would mean a depression and Democrats run everything for a generation.

I'm not even some Koch-type conservative, I'm more populist, but it's all going to blow up at some point.

Posted by: Blago at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (sjTfF)

385 241
>>> So the Italy numbers are cooked? Is that for real?

Very likelyhttps://1clickurls.com/P0mt_1E
They classify as corona deaths anyone WITH CVnot people who actually died FROM CV
old people with 3-4 other high risk health conditions
who pass are called CV deaths as long as they test positive



Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 01:42 PM (9X4u5)

This is the problem when trying to gather any statistics from multiple sources. What standard of measurement do they use.

We see the same thing around infant mortality. The left screams that the US is one of the worst in the world. Look at what we count as infant mortality vs. other nations. They are not the same.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (N39Ws)

386 372 Sexy Itinerant Librarian.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (QrImU)

25 bux same as downtown

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (JFO2v)

387 This be a bad time to reinstate a 4-5 smoke a day habit?

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (/ZYFC)

388 Shameless Inveterate Liar

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (hr5kG)

389 >>I said everyone! I lumped you in!


I see how it is...

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (noaju)

390 I haven't seen my kids in a week. Holed up in the
master bedroom when not at work. I was on face-time with the kids
yesterday and Billy said "Daddy why you in your bedroom. I want to go
upstairs" It crushes me, but I have had so much exposure, I need to
minimize the risk to my wife and FIL.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (dNzKv)



That stinks. Really.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (lwiT4)

391
NYT told me I could buy one without a waiting period.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (JFO2v)


Delivered to your home, too!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (pNxlR)

392 My dad said they took chlorquine every day in Vietnam and he had no issues with it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (+0AKE)

393 I may burn for this, but

Megan still has to give birth. Soon you'll hear her proclaim an angel came to speak to her telling her she is to have a son, and she is to name him John.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 01:25 PM (N39Ws)

Today is the Feast of The Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel came to Mary.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (SXmvw)

394 Serious question...

I thought the USA was Trillion$ in debt and that China owned most of our debt. Doesn't spending $2 trillion more just put us further under the thumb of China?

What am I missing?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Do5/p)

395 Good Lord if an unprecedented pandemic and economic shutdown didnt work what are they going to do next to stop Trump?



"Look, if we built this giant wooden badger..."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 01:48 PM (Boy/L)


And then load it with killer bees.THOUSANDS of killer bees...

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (nAiE/)

396
Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (noaju)



I said everyone! I lumped you in!
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (lwiT4)


You're lump.
You're lump.
You're in his head.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Zz0t1)

397 But he just tortured someone who did what he told them to by drinking battery acid!




Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at March 25, 2020 01:54 PM (lg/F7)
-----
"The Uzbeks have been drinking the battery fluid!"

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (g8Yc+)

398 There is such a thing as a Swarthy Irish Lover?

In Ireland, a swarthy lover is someone who has so many freckles they've all connected.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (d6Ksn)

399 384
Even Trump believes in the Money Tree. $2T would replace every ship in the Navy or close to it. It's preposterous.

Posted by: Grump928(C)



________________



We really can't ever say again "Social Security is going broke" A
$2 trillion infusion would probably pay it out to where every single
person on this board gets 100% of their benefits with no changes. And
we didn't even blink at this.



I don't really have an answer because not cutting a deal like this
would mean a depression and Democrats run everything for a generation.



I'm not even some Koch-type conservative, I'm more populist, but it's all going to blow up at some point.

Posted by: Blago at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (sjTfF)
You are right -- it's going to blow up. All this is doing is hastening the end times.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (N39Ws)

400 Like some others here, I'm really missing the MLB season. I really wish they would have bucked the trend and proceeded with the season on schedule -- even with limited or no crowds.


I'm trying to imagine watching professional baseball on TV with nobody in the stands cheering. That would be surreal ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Ynn3w)

401
And then load it with killer bees.THOUSANDS of killer bees...

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (nAiE/)


Beekeeper.

The next time you count your bees, you will count one less.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Zz0t1)

402 394 Serious question...

I thought the USA was Trillion$ in debt and that China owned most of our debt. Doesn't spending $2 trillion more just put us further under the thumb of China?

What am I missing?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Do5/p)

===========

I can't explain it, but the Fed owns the largest share of our debt.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (UWqZJ)

403 Wish I made $150000 a year. I'm nowhere near that.

Posted by: dantesed at March 25, 2020 01:59 PM (88xKn)

404 Doctor and Hospitals not trying the available drugs are stupid and trying to kill people.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (JFO2v)
...
Unless we pass legislative tort relief too they're still just CYA I bet.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:53 PM (hr5kG)


Be sure to tip the lawyers and judges for this feature as you are on your way to the morgue!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 01:59 PM (BiNEL)

405 382 I gave you the exact same advice. Shit.



Nurse didn't even give you a Bonus Meep!

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (noaju)



I said everyone! I lumped you in!
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (lwiT4)

...

Garret is special.

He always got a note on his report card: "Does not lump well with others."

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:59 PM (hr5kG)

406 All to help juice "the economy" I guess ..
Posted by: illiniwek at March 25, 2020 01:45 PM (Cus5s)

That's all it is. They expect most to blow it all back into the economy......and they are right.
Think of the pent-up desire to just go out to dinner.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 25, 2020 01:59 PM (CqE5x)

407
241
>>> So the Italy numbers are cooked? Is that for real?

Very likelyhttps://1clickurls.com/P0mt_1E
They classify as corona deaths anyone WITH CVnot people who actually died FROM CV
old people with 3-4 other high risk health conditions
who pass are called CV deaths as long as they test positive


Not "al dente", are they?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 01:59 PM (pNxlR)

408 I'm trying to imagine watching professional baseball on TV with nobody in the stands cheering. That would be surreal ...
Posted by: ShainS at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Ynn3w)


You haven't seen a Mariners game in a while, I take it.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:59 PM (Zz0t1)

409 We really can't ever say again "Social Security is going broke"

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

It was never a good argument anyway. Rational, yes. But voters vote on emotion, not reason.

Don't argue that high taxes are bad for the economy. Argue that they are immoral.

Anyway, one day there will be a real fiscal crisis. We will deal with SS then. Or as soon as the Boomers die out. I'm guessing these will be the same time.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2020 01:59 PM (sUTds)

410 20 Just reflect on where we'd be if Hillarhoid were President. Or Obama. Or Biden. Or Sanders. /shudders

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (9KTP0)

Drinking in a bar watching March Madness games. The world wouldn't be shut down and this flu virus news would be reserved for the back pages or end of newscasts, as it was in 2009.

Posted by: numbad at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (gJAok)

411 >>I said everyone! I lumped you in!


Lump.

Like a scary mass you find when palpalting breats in the shower...

what were we talking about?

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (noaju)

412 I'm trying to imagine watching professional baseball on TV with nobody in the stands cheering.

Welcome to the Atlanta Braves in the mid-70s.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (Boy/L)

413 Anyone who has cold/flu symptoms is flipping shit
and running to the hospitals. Most of them will test negative for
Coronavirus, and those who do will mostly recover without need for
Intensive Care.


Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (II2Y0)



Why that new fast test needs to be deployed ASAP. Because that's exactly what's happening - and in CA the ER's are out the door with illegals who are always sick from something - usually food poisoning.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (8B6Ng)

414 I'm trying to imagine watching professional baseball on TV with nobody in the stands cheering. That would be surreal ...
Posted by: ShainS at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Ynn3w)

The Orioles did it when the Baltimore riots broke out. The players were applauding themselves when they got hits and scored.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (d6Ksn)

415 Doctor and Hospitals not trying the available drugs are stupid and trying to kill people.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2020 01:50 PM (JFO2v)


I can prescribe whatever I want to treat whatever I want. FDA approval means the manufacturer cant market for an unapproved use, and if the patient is harmed by the drug, I got some 'splainin' to do.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (dNzKv)

416 I care about the debt, but I've given up on there being any sort of meaningful constituency that is willing to chop up their own Medicare and SS benefits to right the financial ship. Cause that's what it would take.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:35 PM (UWqZJ)

We've made our choice on the matter, as a nation. It's done, so there's no point arguing about it anymore or wishing things were different. At some point it will bite us all in the ass, but maybe we can put off the ultimate crisis until we're all safely in the grave.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (trdmm)

417 I thought the USA was Trillion$ in debt and that China owned most of our debt. Doesn't spending $2 trillion more just put us further under the thumb of China?

What am I missing?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Do5/p)
+++++++++
We are trillions in debt. China does not own most of it. They own about $1.1 trillion of it (plus probably another few hundred billion through proxies). Japan owns the most among foreign powers.

Most of it overall is owed internally, and vast amounts of it is held by the Federal Reserve (which remits the interest coupon back to the Treasury).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (e/H31)

418 garret,

it's not a contest. we all need to be here for each other and talk each other off the edge of the cliff. this is a scary time for all of us.

we need to band together. pray. stay optimistic and hopeful. laugh, be silly.

and talk each other off the edge.

we got this. we really, really do.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (d7Ww2)

419 SIL = southern Illinois

Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (iTXRQ)

420 I haven't seen my kids in a week. Holed up in the master bedroom when not at work. I was on face-time with the kids yesterday and Billy said "Daddy why you in your bedroom. I want to go upstairs" It crushes me, but I have had so much exposure, I need to minimize the risk to my wife and FIL.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (dNzKv)

that sucks
prayers for you
and thank you for your doctoring

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (G546f)

421 369. Thanks clutch. $1k will pay one month's property taxes in my town.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (6/uwW)

422 So Pelosi essentially is blocking the bill by not voting on it today. God I hate that woman.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (Ti3QU)

423 "... the "King of Debt." He obviously does not have an issue with the premise of debt." Posted by: Nick

he mentioned "refinancing the debt" once as a candidate ... Maria B's ears perked up, seemingly thinking that was a viable solution. But Trump's thinking may have evolved ... since MMT can issue money without debt. And if we are going so crazy on debt in any case ... why pay interest?

There are other things involved, like, as the world's reserve currency, there is demand for dollars. And as long as people finance our profligate spending for 1-2% ... we can keep flooding the world and propping up America.

too complex for me .. the smartest guys seem to think we are still the strongest of all the fiat currencies ... everyone is printing, so we are still king of the hill. But now ...this liquidity thing ... idk, we need to get the dollars out there for everyone ... China needs dollars, so do others

(Japan went MMT long ago, so did we to a lesser degree ... but no one wants to collapse the whole system ... so they will throw in more trillions of QE ... maybe it goes on for years,no one knows)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (Cus5s)

424
Shameless Inveterate Liar

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (hr5kG)


Is that anything like a lying dog faced, pony soldier?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (mXpBS)

425 I care how independents will vote. Especially the Independents who went from Obama to Trump to voting for the Democratic House member in 2018.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:56 PM (UWqZJ)


I agree with you. Independents decide elections for the most part. But, the new media buries the stuff. Look at the NYT change in headline from Sunday to Monday night. And most local papers or newscasts get the lead from such entities.


Trump should hold a signing ceremony with a mock "open for business" type thing. State how this would have been done week earlier until Nancy blew things up and thank Turtle for putting the heat on the Ds.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (Ozpxd)

426 I saw Palpalting Breats open for GWAR at The Bomb Factory in '92.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (Zz0t1)

427
You haven't seen a Mariners game in a while, I take it.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:59 PM (Zz0t1)


The Seattle Mariners are some sort of money laundering operation. No business can be that unsuccessful for that long without something shady going on.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (7rVsF)

428 @PatrickHussion 1 minute ago

**UPDATE: GOP Senators Graham, T. Scott, R. Scott & Sasse will hold a news conf at 2pm ET abt COVID bill, warning they may block it due to concerns abt "a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work."

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (cF8AT)

429 Today, in the 26th mile of my run this morning I came upon and beat the daylights out of the Corona virus. No longer capable of being a public health hazard.

Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (NVYyb)

430 You can't EVER think I am serious, can you?

How long have we been here?

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (noaju)

431 SIL = southern Illinois

No, he ran the Bada Bing for Tony.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (Boy/L)

432 Just reflect on where we'd be if Hillarhoid were President. Or Obama. Or Biden. Or Sanders. /shudders

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (9KTP0)

Drinking in a bar watching March Madness games. The world wouldn't be shut down and this flu virus news would be reserved for the back pages or end of newscasts, as it was in 2009.
Posted by: numbad at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (gJAok)
---------
I'm inching closer to 90% believing this.

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (/ZYFC)

433 428 @PatrickHussion 1 minute ago

**UPDATE: GOP Senators Graham, T. Scott, R. Scott & Sasse will hold a news conf at 2pm ET abt COVID bill, warning they may block it due to concerns abt "a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work."
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (cF8AT)

==========

Great. Now, apply that same logic to hiring foreign workers over Americans.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (UWqZJ)

434 421
369. Thanks clutch. $1k will pay one month's property taxes in my town.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (6/uwW)

You live in NH too?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (N39Ws)

435 Romney scolded his dem colleagues over their agenda padding. Why? He knows that stunt will likely lose the commies the House, and he wants to vote to impeach POTUS again.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (MzFJT)

If the commies lose the house, I don't believe there will be Impeachment Part II
Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (Ozpxd)

Rpmney doesn't want the Commies to lose the house, so he was gently reminding them....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (CqE5x)

436 SIL - Somali Incest Lover

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (flINI)

437 I am at the point of issue billions of Hydroxcut to all the hospitals, doc offices and pharmacies and lets go about our business. Just limit the visitors to elderly care and nursing homes.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (r+sAi)

438 and in CA the ER's are out the door with illegals who are always sick from something -


Only the best for them, as long as you are paying.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (dNzKv)

439 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy The ChiComTerrorVirus is in the house! at March 25, 2020 01:55 PM (dNzKv)

...


Grace to you and yours Cat.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (hr5kG)

440 This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 01:44 PM (lwiT4)

Good advice. This bitch is contagious as hell and rough on the elderly.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 01:46 PM


Concur. We have it in our facility, and I'm worried about even visiting my mother for Easter next month. Kills me.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (ejd/p)

441 Just cancel $2 trillion in debt they hold. It'd probably start a war lol.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 25, 2020 01:49 PM (j3npP)


Great way to torch our creditworthiness. Ask any South American country how that works.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (9KTP0)

442 Romney scolded his dem colleagues over their agenda
padding. Why? He knows that stunt will likely lose the commies the
House, and he wants to vote to impeach POTUS again.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 01:52 PM (MzFJT)

Romney has seen the internal polling. D's are in deep doo doo.

Posted by: ... at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (uEbPt)

443 Money Laundering? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Bob Nutting, Pittsburgh Pirate owner at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (gwucc)

444 Thanks clutch. $1k will pay one month's property taxes in my town.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (6/uwW)


Better than a sharp poke in the eye!

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (8B6Ng)

445 Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (flINI)

*Ilhan Omar starts blushing and gushing*

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (Ti3QU)

446 @PatrickHussion 1 minute ago

**UPDATE: GOP Senators Graham, T. Scott, R. Scott & Sasse will hold a news conf at 2pm ET abt COVID bill, warning they may block it due to concerns abt "a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work."
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (cF8AT)

See #264

Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (qLs5f)

447
392 My dad said they took chlorquine every day in Vietnam and he had no issues with it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (+0AKE)


Look, if you are stupid enough to take a fish cleaning product in place of a medication that is supposed to be prescribed by a physician, then figuring out the dosage is something beyond your mental ken. Suicide by stupidity is what it was.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (pNxlR)

448 SIL - Somali Incest Lover
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (flINI)


HEY!!!!!

Posted by: Il-han O'Mar at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (Zz0t1)

449 we need to band together. pray. stay optimistic and hopeful. laugh, be silly.



and talk each other off the edge.



we got this. we really, really do.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (d7Ww2)


Here here. Or is it hear hear?

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (hPGuH)

450 Welp, the virus has landed in my corner of New Mexico. There already was one case in Lea County to the east. Now my wife's reporting that an elderly gentleman with at least one co-morbidity has died in Artesia (Eddy County).

Hopefully our relatively low population density will keep this from getting out of hand.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 25, 2020 02:04 PM (7s3Gx)

451 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (N39Ws)

78 yo morbidly obese Patient presented with heart disease, pancreatic cancer, mesothelioma, diabetes, but died of CV19 on the way to isolation unit.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 02:04 PM (BiNEL)

452 now the GOP wants to block the bill? Wut?

Posted by: IC at March 25, 2020 02:04 PM (a0IVu)

453 **UPDATE: GOP Senators Graham, T. Scott, R. Scott & Sasse will hold a news conf at 2pm ET abt COVID bill, warning they may block it due to concerns abt "a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work."
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (cF8AT)

Interesting that it's Republicans doing this.
Maybe the Democrats wanted it in there so they could hammer them later on it?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 25, 2020 02:04 PM (CqE5x)

454 Isolation of seniors is obvious common sense in this circumstance and will probably persist in some form for a time after other restrictions/advisories are lifted. Kind of the easiest/most obvious move of all.

Trump/Patton would have made zero difference in late WWII. Nobody seems to recall the actual manpower and political situation of the time, which would not have accommodated any tiny bit of the fantasies about eastern Europe. There was a "manpower crisis" that led to a doubling of the draft take in March '45 - it was all about Japan at that point. And the politix make this talk really silly - even finishing off Japan was sweating the leadership and cracks were appearing.

And Hadrian's probably right, the single most consequential error (and not one purely visible in hindsight, either) was the delayed clearing of the Scheldt estuary/approaches to Antwerp, which may well have prevented a much quicker western Allied break-in to Germany.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2020 02:04 PM (El6T/)

455 436 SIL - Somali Incest Lover
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 25, 2020 02:02 PM (flINI)

Nice! Topical.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2020 02:04 PM (QrImU)

456 I don't get what Pelosi thinks she is doing by blocking the bill at this point. Does she honestly think this makes the Dems look good in the eyes of most Americans? Even Dems I know think including Green New Deal shit and funding for museums in the bill is nuts.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 25, 2020 02:04 PM (d6Ksn)

457 282 She just said she does not want us to come over and visit the grandkids for a while, because of the contagious nature of the virus. This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access.

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If she is a nurse, presumably her exposure risks are much higher than others. These are the type of common sense risk mitigation strategies that citizens can elect to do on their own without the tyrannical closures of the entire economy by the government.
Posted by: SH

My wife's a doctor, (not like Joe's wife, a real doctor) and on Sunday we visited her 80 year old dad with him up on a deck and us 8 feet below in the yard. Now we've both got bad necks from looking up but he's protected from us.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1997 at March 25, 2020 02:04 PM (kfcYC)

458 I can't explain it, but the Fed owns the largest share of our debt.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (UWqZJ)

Which is a giant shell game to keep people from realizing that "government bonds" are actually "government printing presses running round the clock". When you create something and then "sell" that something to yourself, you create the illusion of added value without actually adding value.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (nAiE/)

459 Just reflect on where we'd be if Hillarhoid were President. Or Obama. Or Biden. Or Sanders. /shudders



Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 25, 2020 01:16 PM (9KTP0)



Drinking in a bar watching March Madness games. The world wouldn't
be shut down and this flu virus news would be reserved for the back
pages or end of newscasts, as it was in 2009.

Posted by: numbad at March 25, 2020 02:00 PM (gJAok)

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I'm inching closer to 90% believing this.

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (/ZYFC)

Nah. They'd have enjoyed plunging us into this shit, flexing their authority all over the place, stopping the Republican from holding rallies well into the summer, and making people afraid to gather in the fall.

Posted by: ... at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (uEbPt)

460 I'm trying to imagine watching professional baseball on TV with nobody in the stands cheering. That would be surreal ...


Posted by: ShainS at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Ynn3w)

Happened in 2015 in Baltimore, after a bunch of violent protests in the city. I watched that game and it was like going to a minor league game when you could clearly hear the players and coaches.
Link to the game here: https://tinyurl.com/slokkdw

Posted by: Vendette at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (nRNOc)

461 422 So Pelosi essentially is blocking the bill by not voting on it today. God I hate that woman.
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (Ti3QU)

I hate the thought of defending Pelosi, but I believe that the Senate itself hasn't officially passed it yet, and it might not be delivered to the House until tomorrow.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (trdmm)

462
or maybe the Ds needed R cover to blame it on Trump, and ran to the usual suspects.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (II2Y0)

463 SC virus situation:

"On Tuesday, 44 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in South Carolina, bringing the statewide total to 342 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 36 counties, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

DHEC also announced Tuesday that two more people died after testing positive for the coronavirus, raising that total to seven in less than two weeks. State health officials described all seven as elderly, and all but one had underlying medical conditions."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (UWqZJ)

464 A lot of cabin "fever" victims in the store last night. Lottery tickets, beer, cigarettes, gas for tomorrow.

Posted by: mrp at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (Pqytn)

465 438 and in CA the ER's are out the door with illegals who are always sick from something -

...

And according to my ...SIL... she has one case with a family who "doesn't speak English" (though the patient speaks it fine when he has an actual need) and refuse to use the translator (which is by phone for their particular language).

The wife and daughter of the patient are visiting every day and stealing things from the hospital. Robbing other patients, stealing hospital supplies.

She's reported it but the hospital doesn't want to make a scene.

Did I mention my SIL is furious?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (hr5kG)

466 See #264

Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 25, 2020 02:03 PM (qLs5f)

Yeah, I know.

See 152 & 205

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (cF8AT)

467 >>Here here. Or is it hear hear?


Hear Here

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 02:06 PM (noaju)

468 I had a thought about Biden. I don't think it would work for him to "step down" before the dnc convention. It would look contrived. And whoever stepped up to take his place would be untested, as not having gone through the grueling campaign . So I'm not sure that the dnc thought this through. If, at the convention, Biden is alive, I don't believe they can just substitute another candidate.

Posted by: Chillin the most at March 25, 2020 02:06 PM (lonOK)

469 431 SIL = southern Illinois

No, he ran the Bada Bing for Tony.

(to cleaning crew cleaning Bada-Bing sign):

"Hey, don't forget to wipe that shit off her tit."

Posted by: Sil at March 25, 2020 02:06 PM (KxVoZ)

470 If you made 180k last year because you're the owner of a plant that you had to shut down, why shouldn't you get a check?!

I don't understand why they can't just figure out who isn't working or has been working less, and send them the checks, regardless of income.

They have all the W2, etc info, how can this be so hard to figure out?

Posted by: The Winwood Nose at March 25, 2020 02:06 PM (5f/5M)

471 I'm trying to imagine watching professional baseball on TV with nobody in the stands cheering. That would be surreal ...


Posted by: ShainS at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Ynn3w)

Guessing you're not a Mets fan.

Posted by: ... at March 25, 2020 02:07 PM (uEbPt)

472 468 I had a thought about Biden. I don't think it would work for him to "step down" before the dnc convention. It would look contrived. And whoever stepped up to take his place would be untested, as not having gone through the grueling campaign . So I'm not sure that the dnc thought this through. If, at the convention, Biden is alive, I don't believe they can just substitute another candidate.
Posted by: Chillin the most at March 25, 2020 02:06 PM (lonOK)

==========

Well, they can, but it'll explode the party.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 02:07 PM (UWqZJ)

473 Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (trdmm)

Read it in PJMedia and the article was written by VodkaPundit and he's pretty reliable.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 25, 2020 02:07 PM (Ti3QU)

474 SIL - Sit In Lap

Posted by: Showgirls Gentleman's Club at March 25, 2020 02:07 PM (Vy7tf)

475 >>If you made 180k last year because you're the owner of a plant that you had to shut down, why shouldn't you get a check?!


Because they can't count on you to run out and blow it on Consumer Goods.

That's why.

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 02:07 PM (noaju)

476 Sports Illustrated Lover

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 02:08 PM (KxVoZ)

477 Suck It Longer

Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 02:08 PM (noaju)

478 370

Not everyone is a W2 employee.

Posted by: Hotgas vip Member at March 25, 2020 02:08 PM (P6ZCq)

479 Guessing you're not a Mets fan.
Posted by: ... at March 25, 2020 02:07 PM (uEbPt)

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Baltimore a couple of years ago after the "hands up don't shoot" riots.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 25, 2020 02:08 PM (WEBkv)

480 >Does she honestly think this makes the Dems look good in the eyes of most Americans?



well, all the feedback she gets from the press is positive. She (like most Dems) extrapolates widespread support in the general population from that

Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM (iTXRQ)

481 Stupid Immigration Lawyer

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM (BiNEL)

482 >>Thanks nurse ratched.

I gave you the exact same advice. Shit.



Nurse has tits. Nurse has made certain claims about the cromulence of her tits.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM (c4UJn)

483 Savage Iridescent Lumberjack

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM (QrImU)

484 You found my poison pill!

Tee hee!


GOP blocking relief to hurting Americans is everything!

Posted by: Schumer at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM (fNWtj)

485 422 So Pelosi essentially is blocking the bill by not voting on it today. God I hate that woman.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 25, 2020 02:01 PM (Ti3QU)




I hate the thought of defending Pelosi, but I believe that the
Senate itself hasn't officially passed it yet, and it might not be
delivered to the House until tomorrow.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (trdmm)

Tom is right.

Posted by: Vendette at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM (nRNOc)

486 Which is a giant shell game to keep people from realizing that "government bonds" are actually "government printing presses running round the clock". When you create something and then "sell" that something to yourself, you create the illusion of added value without actually adding value.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at March 25, 2020 02:05 PM (nAiE/)

Yes, and it's also why the fact that China owning $1.1 Trillion of it is a big nothingburger. If they wanted to call in their loan, all the Ffed would have to do is print up a piece of paper saying "THIS IS WORTH $1.1 TRILLION DOLLARS, SIGNED THE FED", hand it to them and say "There! Debt Paid!"

We've created a financial system where those who Owe are the masters, those who lend are the servants!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM (trdmm)

487
Nurse has tits. Nurse has made certain claims about the cromulence of her tits.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM (c4UJn)


There was something about real and spectacular thrown in there somewhere.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)

488 Sugar is Lumpy

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 02:10 PM (KxVoZ)

489 My wife's a doctor, (not like Joe's wife, a real doctor) and on Sunday we visited her 80 year old dad with him up on a deck and us 8 feet below in the yard. Now we've both got bad necks from looking up but he's protected from us.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1997 at March 25, 2020 02:04 PM (kfcYC)

My sister is a nurse. She has not yet held her new grandson, born last Saturday. She has stood on the front porch talking to her son and his wife while they hold the baby - 6 ft. away.

She says she would rather been over cautious than careless.

On the plus side, their kitteh, after the initial shock, has warmed up to the new addition to the family.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 25, 2020 02:10 PM (d6Ksn)

490 So is there a hard cutoff at $150k or is there a sliding scale after $150? I have heard and read both. Anyone know for sure what is in the bill?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 02:10 PM (P6ZCq)

491 >>If you made 180k last year because you're the owner of a plant that you had to shut down, why shouldn't you get a check?!

I don't understand why they can't just figure out who isn't working or has been working less, and send them the checks, regardless of income.

They have all the W2, etc info, how can this be so hard to figure out?
Posted by: The Winwood Nose at March 25, 2020 02:06 PM (5f/5M)

Yeah, there are going to be a lot of people who fall through the cracks. For some, like me, a LOT has changed since 2018. My finances today look nothing like they did then.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at March 25, 2020 02:10 PM (dmYb7)

492 Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM (c4UJn)

There are rules about making these claims.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 25, 2020 02:10 PM (Ti3QU)

493 >> Anyone know for sure what is in the bill?


NO!

Posted by: US SENATE at March 25, 2020 02:11 PM (noaju)

494 >Well, they can, but it'll explode the party.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


I'm not convinced of that- the D party lives by 'power is everything'
they don't call it lockstep for nothing

Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 02:11 PM (iTXRQ)

495 434 we live in CT and our property taxes are $1k/month and moving to SC where property taxes are $300/ year.

We would move to NH, but I don't trust them to not go to income and sales taxes while keeping the inflated property taxes.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 25, 2020 02:11 PM (6/uwW)

496 OT-wife is freaking out. We have a swarm of bees in one of our trees. They're in a large ball, maybe 20' up, probably waiting for things to warm up a bit before they move on.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 25, 2020 02:11 PM (WEBkv)

497
On the plus side, their kitteh, after the initial shock, has warmed up to the new addition to the family.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 25, 2020 02:10 PM (d6Ksn)


It still wants to kill him.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 02:11 PM (Zz0t1)

498 Seems to me Mitch should just go to a quick bill for funding the stuff for economy and purchasing masks and such and save the other stuff for a secondary bill. 10 pages max, and if the dems vote against then try again until they don't.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2020 02:11 PM (r+sAi)

499 Call a bee guy, they sometimes take those swarms for free.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 25, 2020 02:12 PM (+0AKE)

500 Nurse has tits. Nurse has made certain claims about the cromulence of her tits.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM


Nurse knows the rules.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 25, 2020 02:12 PM (ejd/p)

501 The COVID bill is more or less going to be a disaster for some group or the other.

The only way the US Congress can legislate is stupidly and when it's legislating to address a complex, difficult problem, the only reasonable thing you can hope for is they don't make things net worse (or more cynically, crush you in particular). But always pretty much 50-50 on that no matter what.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at March 25, 2020 02:12 PM (dYe5S)

502 General Salamis
Illegal aliens

Coronavirus

Name three things that dems celebrate more than Americans.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 25, 2020 02:12 PM (KnJdm)

503 494 >Well, they can, but it'll explode the party.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


I'm not convinced of that- the D party lives by 'power is everything'
they don't call it lockstep for nothing
Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 02:11 PM (iTXRQ)
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There's cheating and then there's, "Hey, the whole primary doesn't mean anything now and we're just gonna chose an establishment figure we like."

I can fully see 20-30% of the party have a very large problem with that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 02:12 PM (UWqZJ)

504 >Nurse has made certain claims about the cromulence of


does cromulence describe pulchritude?

Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 02:13 PM (iTXRQ)

505 $3k will not make or break me. But fuck it I want it if everyone else is getting it. There. Sue me.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 02:13 PM (P6ZCq)

506 R's should tell the dems: "um yeah, you can have funding for the Kennedy center...as long as you rename it The Trump Center"

Posted by: WisRich at March 25, 2020 02:13 PM (OAlmw)

507 Qruise Ship Quarantined With Quokkas

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-52037735

History's best "ruined vacation"! Stuck on a tropical resort island with the world's cutest animals!

Posted by: zombie at March 25, 2020 02:13 PM (N9G0H)

508 They have all the W2, etc info, how can this be so hard to figure out?
Posted by: The Winwood Nose at March 25, 2020 02:06 PM (5f/5M)

anyone who is self employed, any small business owner, only files quarterly. W2's would not catch any of them, even though that's where the worst and most widespread unemployment is taking place.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 02:13 PM (trdmm)

509 Didn't Conan worship Cromulence?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 25, 2020 02:13 PM (+0AKE)

510 Does she honestly think this makes the Dems look good in the eyes of most Americans?

She's probably figuring that most Americans won't find out about it.

And she's probably right.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (9KTP0)

511 Nood

Posted by: Vendette at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (nRNOc)

512 I thought the USA was Trillion$ in debt and that China owned most of our debt. Doesn't spending $2 trillion more just put us further under the thumb of China?

What am I missing?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 25, 2020 01:58 PM (Do5/p)


China holds about $1 trillion of our debt. And there's already a bill in the works, bipartisan no less, to hold China financially responsible for the outbreak.

...and that's when the fight started. Seriously, I would expect actual saber rattling from the commies if this bill gains any momentum.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (Z4rgH)

513 NOOD. Clerks.

Posted by: johnd01 at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (ukNFU)

514 499 Call a bee guy, they sometimes take those swarms for free.

I watched them do that at a condo next to my mom's. We watched through the window. Huge swarm had taken up in an outside HVAC box. The 2 Bee Guys in their Bee Suits calmed them down first with some kind of non-lethal smoke, then vacuumed them all up into this Bee Vac thing. It was pretty cool.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (KxVoZ)

515 In 1979 the Chicago White Sox tried to boost attendance in mid July by holding a promotion called "Disco Demolition Night" where vinyl disco records would be blow up in a crate between games of a Day-Night doubleheader. The explosion badly damaged the field.

The drunk packed crowd of 50,000 also had vinyl records which predictably all became projectiles, being flung to and fro. The ensuing damage forced the White Sox to postpone the second game and eventually forfeit it.

In case you don't see where I'm going with this, the Democrats are basically the White Sox, thinking they're gonna hold a Drumpf Demolition Month before the entire world, and really increase their fan base.

Posted by: ... at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (uEbPt)

516 Pulchritude is always cromulent, for pulchritude is verity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (e/H31)

517 Oliver Cromulence took over England for a while in the 17th Century.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (FTlwv)

518 "Yeah, there are going to be a lot of people who fall through the cracks. For some, like me, a LOT has changed since 2018. My finances today look nothing like they did then."
Posted by: Frasier Crane at March 25, 2020 02:10 PM (dmYb7)


They can do whatever they want, as long as we're sure emergency money goes to every government worker and teacher who is never in danger of ever missing a paycheck.

When you get months of paid vacation, it's important that additional money is received whenever there is a crisis. That way, it makes it easier to vote democrat.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (mrrpT)

519 First of all *smish*

II. I do not have enough gold lame for how Versailles it's getting
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 25, 2020 01:57 PM (mf5HN)


**smish right back**

I will be understanding, but pissed, if the MoMe gets cancelled. I'd finally worked myself up into a mental state where I want to see you and Bander and Eris again (you know what I mean).

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (2JVJo)

520 468 I had a thought about Biden. I don't think it would work for him to "step down" before the dnc convention. It would look contrived. And whoever stepped up to take his place would be untested, as not having gone through the grueling campaign . So I'm not sure that the dnc thought this through. If, at the convention, Biden is alive, I don't believe they can just substitute another candidate.
Posted by: Chillin the most at March 25, 2020 02:06 PM (lonOK)



Maybe in a few weeks, or a month, the headlines will be: Joe Biden Loses His Heroic Fight to Beat the Coronavirus.

And the articles will say, "One of Joe's last requests was that all Democrats rally around (fill in the blank) to be his Party's nominee."

Posted by: Gref at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (AMIL/)

521 After eating keto chili for three days, my digestive system is putting me on notice: eat other food.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (QrImU)

522 >I can fully see 20-30% of the party have a very large problem with that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


yes, but do they stay home with their principles or turn out for the candidate on election day

Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (iTXRQ)

523 Name three things that dems celebrate more than Americans.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 25, 2020 02:12 PM (KnJdm)

Abortions
Drag queen story hour
Trump assassination fantasies

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 02:15 PM (Ez6QX)

524 500
Nurse has tits. Nurse has made certain claims about the cromulence of her tits.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 02:09 PM



Nurse knows the rules.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 25, 2020 02:12 PM (ejd/p)

I would usually vouch for nurse, but in these trying times, people need a sense of normalcy, and rules are rules.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 25, 2020 02:15 PM (KnJdm)

525 Industrial crematories...out
Industrial microwaves...in

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 25, 2020 02:15 PM (1Fabx)

526 OT-wife is freaking out. We have a swarm of bees in one of our trees. They're in a large ball, maybe 20' up, probably waiting for things to warm up a bit before they move on.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 25, 2020 02:11 PM (WEBkv)
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As long as you don't antagonize them, swarming bees aren't particularly dangerous. They're full of food, they can smell their queen; they're happy.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 25, 2020 02:15 PM (g8Yc+)

527 Anyone know for sure what is in the bill?
==========
I'm hearing all kinds of crazy shit: Money for PBS, PP, voting by mail...IDK, fuc*ing pork floats to the top in DC.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 25, 2020 02:15 PM (7Fj9P)

528 Call a bee guy, they sometimes take those swarms for free.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 25, 2020 02:12 PM (+0AKE)


Exactly. Capture the queen and instant hive.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 25, 2020 02:15 PM (y7DUB)

529 522 >I can fully see 20-30% of the party have a very large problem with that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


yes, but do they stay home with their principles or turn out for the candidate on election day
Posted by: DB- just DB. Posting from my SHU at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (iTXRQ)

========

They would go several ways, but enough would say "Fuck it" in ways to hurt the Democratic Party (staying home, voting 3rd party, or voting for Trump in a burn it down mentality) to ensure a very early night.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 02:16 PM (UWqZJ)

530 I heard that Trump will be at Times Square sometime tomorrow giving away free I-Phones.

Posted by: RM at March 25, 2020 02:16 PM (U3LtS)

531 I watched them do that at a condo next to my mom's. We watched through the window. Huge swarm had taken up in an outside HVAC box. The 2 Bee Guys in their Bee Suits calmed them down first with some kind of non-lethal smoke, then vacuumed them all up into this Bee Vac thing. It was pretty cool.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (KxVoZ)
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already did, they said keep an eye on it and if the bees moves onto our property and take residence in our residence, call them back.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 25, 2020 02:17 PM (WEBkv)

532 The "stimulus" bill will be nothing compared to the effort to repatriate/rebuild the US pharmaceutical manufacturing infrastructure inside the United States. Because if the current situation has taught us anything, we cannot allow a hostile power to control 93% of our pharmaceutical production.

Posted by: mrp at March 25, 2020 02:17 PM (Pqytn)

533 NOOD. Clerks.
Posted by: johnd01 at March 25, 2020 02:14 PM (ukNFU)


Eh.

Iran.

Meh.

Posted by: filbert at March 25, 2020 02:17 PM (NiXyF)

534 Serious question...

I thought the USA was Trillion$ in debt and that China owned most of our debt. Doesn't spending $2 trillion more just put us further under the thumb of China?

What am I missing?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

__________________

I actually think most of our debt it to ourselves. Like I own Treasury bills, so I'm part of the national debt.

China owns like $1 trillion of US, it's not huge, and everyone would liquidate if there was even a small chance they aren't paid in full.

Posted by: Blago at March 25, 2020 02:17 PM (sjTfF)

535 Is schadenfreude OT ?
Just bicycled to corner for exercise, saw car on flatbed wrecker. Bumperstickers inc'l an old obama, a warren, a omg gop wtf, medicare for all, bernie 2016. Inside cab an animated ranting crazy cat lady looking scrunt and an I cant wait to dump this bitch.off driver.
Posted by: getting the banned back together laughing in ridicule at March 25, 2020 01:24 PM (jj5Xv)


My theory is that 3 or more bumper stickers on car means that the driver is mentally ill.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 25, 2020 02:29 PM (00fXp)

536 "This has me more concerned than I have been up to this point. She's restricting our access."

My son, who is a cop, says he does not want to visit for a while since he is on the front lines and in contact with a lot of people of all types. I am healthy but an "at risk" person due to age over 65, and some pre-existing conditions (which are well controlled).

I hate it and miss him but I fully understand it.

Posted by: RM at March 25, 2020 02:38 PM (U3LtS)

537 Okay, thanks for the answers on the China debt question, guys. Much appreciated!

I still don't understand it fully, but I guess now that I have a lot of home alone time on my hands, I can read up and educate myself better on our economy and how the debt works.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 25, 2020 02:40 PM (Do5/p)

538
FOX 11 Los Angeles @FOXLA

STUNNING REVERSAL. The Los Angeles County Sheriff told @BillFOXLA Tuesday night that enforcement efforts to close down local gun stores have been suspended after intervention from the county's legal counsel

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Solemani at March 25, 2020 02:40 PM (qjCzJ)

539 I'm trying to imagine watching professional baseball on TV with nobody in the stands cheering.

Welcome to the Atlanta Braves in the mid-70s.


Welcome to the money pit known as the Florida Marlins for most of the past decade. I'll let Nurse comment about the Mariners.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 25, 2020 02:44 PM (pPNCa)

540 467 >>Here here. Or is it hear hear?


Hear Here
Posted by: garrett at March 25, 2020 02:06 PM (noaju)

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Hare, hare!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 25, 2020 02:48 PM (CAJOC)

541 FOX 11 Los Angeles @FOXLA

STUNNING REVERSAL. The Los Angeles County Sheriff told @BillFOXLA Tuesday night that enforcement efforts to close down local gun stores have been suspended after intervention from the county's legal counsel
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Solemani at March 25, 2020 02:40 PM (qjCzJ)



Fucking, duuh, they finally realized their ass was hanging out a mile

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 25, 2020 02:48 PM (M+Lyo)

542 My theory is that 3 or more bumper stickers on car means that the driver is mentally ill.
Unless they are USMC, gun clubs, NRA, etc. Then the people are mentally very healthy.

Posted by: Grannymimi at March 25, 2020 03:01 PM (u5LFV)

543 Need to send a few cases of masks with the virus pre-installed

Posted by: Mongo at March 25, 2020 03:12 PM (hrqrN)

544
"If you corona me down, I will become more powerful than you know".

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at March 25, 2020 03:34 PM (ZTZBG)

545 I follow some pretty random people on twitter, including a guy who has funny things to say about college football. He retweeted a video of Trump edging away from Dr. Brix (? the lady who is at his press conferences) when she said she had a low fever over the weekend, and in the comments, most people thought it was hysterical. Then a woman who appears to be black (from her profile photo) said something about Trump is horrible and must be removed from office. 125 people (so far), mostly black, DRAGGED HER. Comments ranged from "SHUT UP" to "I'm a Democrat but this is hysterical" to "Best president of my life." I was floored.

Posted by: the other coyote at March 25, 2020 04:51 PM (Z65m4)

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